SuperSport United's Dove Wome back in Togo contention for AFCON finals
Posted: 12 September 2016 Time: 15:16
SuperSport United attacker Dove Wome, left out of Togo's squad for the African Nations Cup qualifiers last weekend, was on Monday named in a 49-man pre-selection list ahead of next year’s finals in Gabon.
Togo snatched the last qualifying place – reserved for the best runners-up in two of the 13 groups – when they beat Djibouti 5-0 at home in their last group game but without Wome, who has been dropped by new coach Claude Le Roy.
But he will be in contention to make the squad for the trip to Gabon as Le Roy wasted no time in beginning his planning for the tournament from January 14-February 5.
Togo have included former French junior international Giles Sunu in the list, as he is expected to seek FIFA permission to switch his international allegiance, plus named newcomers Khaled Narey, Ananou Frédéric, Koussou Kodjovi and Cheick Aziz Camara.
The 25-year-old Sunu, from Angers in Ligue 1, is a striker capped by France at under-17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 level.
Stalwarts like Emmanuel Adebayor, Alaixys Romao, Kossi Agassa, Mathieu Dossevi, Serge Gakpé and the Ayité brothers are also on the list while Razak Boukari makes his return.
Former PSL defender Sadate Ouro Akoriko (ex-Free State Stars and AmaZulu) is also on the list. He now plays his club football in Saudi Arabia. The long-term injury to Camaldine Abraw keeps him off the list.