Why Togo opted for Morocco friendly
Eight African countries would take part today and tomorrow in the FIFA international friendlies which will serve as brace ups for countries that qualified for the 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
This is the case with Togo whose coach, Didier Six, described their choice for a friendly against Morocco as strategic.
“It was important to put players within the context of North African football which could be different from that of all the teams we have played against so far. … This match against morocco is important because it might give us an idea of what awaits us [in the African Cup of Nations] against Tunisia and Algeria.
Didier Six has called some new and old players whose forms and potentials he wants to test so as to increase his options when building his final squad for 2013 AFCON which they shall play in Group D with Côte D’Ivoire, Tunisia and Algeria. Didier Six equally praised the great potential of the Atlas Lions, which is made up of mostly young players, who are capable of great things especially when playing in Morocco. The said friend shall play in Casablanca at 19H: 00 GMT.
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