CAF rejects Togo’s relocation against Tunisia
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has rejected a request by the Togo to have their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier moved to a different venue from Tunisian city of Monastir citing security concerns.
The Togolese authorities through its General Secretary Pierre Lamadokou had expressed concern over the upsurge in attacks in Tunisia (a country) currently in state of emergency due to terrorist attacks to justify their request for a relocation.
But according to CAF, they have asked Tunisia to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of Togolese team when they arrive for the game.
The Carthage Eagles will host the Hawks of Togo to the stadium Mustapha Ben Jannet Monastir March 25 before moving on 29 March in Lome for the second leg.
The Togolese Football Federation (FTF) disclosed that they had accepted CAF’s decision not to allow their game to be relocated.
But they were counting on the continental football body to ensure that all systems are right as they go to Tunisia to honor the game.
The Secretary General of the Togolese Football Federation said his federation will now monitor the situation in Tunisia in the coming days.