The final round of Group C is one of the most exciting rounds of the African Cup of Nations 2017 Group stage. Togo must win and hope Ivory Coast beat Morocco to secure progression to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Former Arsenal, Tottenham and Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor will hope to fire the Sparrow Hawks into the last eight in tonight’s game against DR Congo.
Togo just look a little bit short on genuine quality in all areas of the pitch and although they could still progress with a win, it’d be a big surprise to see that happen. They’ve already long since been eliminated from World Cup qualifying after a 4-0 aggregate defeat to Uganda, a team who were the first to be knocked out of this competition. They haven’t won any of their last 4 internationals and despite taking the lead, were easily brushed aside by Morocco in their last match.
DR Congo are half way into the quarter finals of AFCON 2017 after going unbeaten in their first two games. They will be playing Togo in their final game of the group stage at Stade de Port Gentil as they hope for at least a point to move them into the next stage.
DR Congo, who have four points from their opening two games, only need a draw to advance. The Congolese look to be in pretty good shape right now and confidence will be high coming into this match. They qualified easily with wins in 5 of their 6 matches and also bagged maximum points in two World Cup qualifiers at the end of last year to leave them well placed to make it to Russia. They’ve taken that momentum into this tournament and even without Bolasie, they’ve carried plenty of attacking threat.
Forward Junior Kabananga has really impressed with goals in both games so far and he has 5 goals in his last 6 appearances for club and country. With Togo needing to win, they’ll have to be positive here so it should be an open game and there should be more space for him to add to his tally here, so backing Kabananga to score anytime looks a tempting bet.
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