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AFCON 2017 qualifiers: Togo hanging by skin of their teeth

AFCON 2017 qualifiers: Togo hanging by skin of their teeth

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The final round of the AFCON 2017 qualifiers will take place this weekend from September 2nd to 4th. With only this one matchday to go, 10 of the 15 teams have assured qualification, and Togo is not one of them.

The Sparrowhawks host Djibouti in a Group A clash in Lome, a group which still wide open as any of the top three teams have a chance of qualifying. Currently, Liberia and Tunisia sit atop the group with 10 points, while Togo have 8 points and need to beat Djibouti and hope the Tunisia vs Liberia match does NOT end in a draw, so they can qualify on the best second-placed team ticket.

Djibouti have been the whipping boys of the group with 5 straight losses and a goal-difference of -18.

The current round consists of 13 groups with all group winners qualifying for the final tournament along with the best two second-placed teams. These 15 teams along with hosts Gabon will make up the 16-team tournament.