Togo women's national football team
|Nickname(s)||Les Éperviers Dames |
(The Female Sparrowhawks)
|Association||Togolese Football Federation (FTF)|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Kaï Tomety|
|Home stadium||Stade de Kégué|
|Current||NR (12 July 2019)|
| São Tomé and Príncipe 0−3 Togo |
(São Tomé and Príncipe; 19 February 2006)
| Togo 6−0 São Tomé and Príncipe |
(Togo; 26 February 2006)
| Congo 9−0 Togo |
(Brazzaville, Congo; 12 March 2006)
The Togo women's national football team (French: Équipe du Togo féminine de football) represents the Togolese Republic in women's international football competition since 2006. Togo is managed by the Togolese Football Federation (FTF), the governing body of football in Togo. The team has played five FIFA-recognised matches, in 2006 and 2007, before reappearing in the 2018 WAFU Women's Cup, set in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Their manager since January 2018 is Kaï Tomety. Togo's home stadium is the Stade de Kégué, located in Lomé.
Togo has never qualified for a FIFA World Cup or an Africa Women Cup of Nations. Currently, they are unranked on the FIFA Women's World Rankings for not having played more than five matches against officially ranked teams.
- 1 History
- 2 Background and development
- 3 Results and fixtures
- 4 Records
- 5 Record against other nations
- 6 Managers
- 7 Coaching staff
- 8 References
Togo did not compete in their first FIFA-sanctioned match until 2006, when they played five games. In their first game, on 19 February, Togo beat São Tomé and Príncipe 3–0. The team beat São Tomé and Príncipe again by a score of 6–0 on 26 February 2006 in Togo. In its next two games, Togo lost 0–9 and 1–3 to Congo. The team has since played just one match. In 2007, the team competed at the Tournoi de Cinq Nations held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. There, Togo was paired with Mali and Ivory Coast on Pool B. The team lost 0–5 to Ivory Coast before being disqualified for bringing a club team, MBA Lomé, to the competition in violation of tournament rules.
The team was expected to participate in the 2010 African Women's Championship and was scheduled to play against Mali but withdrew before the competition started. The same occurred in the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualification process, where Togo was drawn with Algeria, but withdrew before playing any game. The team was replaced by Ethiopia, and were excluded from participating in the 2018 edition in Ghana.
Now coached by Kaï Tomety, the Éperviers Dames finally returned to the international competition in the maiden edition of the WAFU Women's Cup, after 11 years of absence. The performance of the new team, however, wasn't good as expected, since they were eliminated in the group stage after suffering heavy defeats to Senegal, Mali and Nigeria. Afi Woedikou scored Togo's only goal in the tournament against the latter, as result of a penalty kick.
Background and development
The national football association, the Togolese Football Federation, was founded in 1960 and became affiliated with FIFA in 1964. The organisation has fifteen staff members focusing on women's football. Football is the fourth-most-popular women's sport in Togo, trailing basketball, handball and volleyball. Football's popularity is growing, however. The country had 380 registered players in 2006, up from 180 in 2000. Women's football was first organised in the country in 2000. By 2006, there were 105 football clubs in Togo, 11 of which were for women only. A national women's competition was created by 2006 and was still operating in 2009. While there are no school, university or regional competitions for women's football, there was an active under-17 women's league in 2009. In 2010, a women's football competition involving 50 women's teams was organised by the German embassy, which provided teams with football kits and footballs.
Results and fixtures
|15 February 2018 2018 WAFU Women's Cup||Senegal||6–0||Togo||Abidjan, Ivory Coast|
Diedhiou 12', 32'
|Report||Stadium: Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny|
Referee: Sonia Koré (Ivory Coast)
|17 February 2018 2018 WAFU Women's Cup||Mali||8–0||Togo||Abidjan, Ivory Coast|
|20:00||Touré ?', 55'
F. Diarra ?', ?'
A. Diarra ?'
S. Diarra 82'
|Report||Stadium: Stade Robert Champroux|
|19 February 2018 2018 WAFU Women's Cup||Nigeria||3–1||Togo||Abidjan, Ivory Coast|
|Report||Woedikou 80' (pen.)||Stadium: Stade Robert Champroux|
World Cup record
|World Cup record||World Cup|
|1991||Did Not Enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2007||Did Not Qualify||4||2||0||2||10||12|
|2015||Did Not Enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
Olympic Games record
|Olympic Games record||Olympic Games|
|2004||Did Not Enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2020||To Be Determined|
Africa Cup of Nations record
|Africa Cup of Nations record||Africa Cup of Nations|
|1991||Did Not Enter||No Qualifying Process|
|2006||Did Not Qualify||4||2||0||2||10||12|
|2008||Did Not Enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2012||Did Not Enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2020||To Be Determined|
African Games record
|African Games record||African Games|
|2003||Did Not Enter||No Qualifying Process|
|2019||To Be Determined|
Tournoi de Cinq Nations record
WAFU Cup record
Record against other nations
|São Tomé and Príncipe||2||2||0||0||9||0||+9|
The current coaching staff was announced on 8 January 2018.
|Goalkeeper coach||Dayane Tagoi|
|Media officer||Rafietou Tchedre|
- "Le Sénégal s'éclate devant le Togo". Confederation of African Football (CAF) (in French). Retrieved 30 November 2018.
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
- "Tomety Kaï aux commandes de l'Equipe nationale Dames". Togofoot.info (in French). Retrieved 30 November 2018.
- FIFA (2006). "Women's Football Today" (PDF): 195. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
- "Togo: Fixtures and Results". FIFA. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
- "Sao Tome e Principe: Fixtures and Results". FIFA. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
- "Togo : Calendrier et résultats". fifa.com. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
- "Tournoi de Cinq Nations (Women) 2007". Rsssf. 6 March 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
- "Africa — Women's Championship 2010". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
- "Algeria face Ethiopia in African Women's Championship qualifier". Retrieved 13 September 2017.
- Tom Dunmore (16 September 2011). Historical Dictionary of Soccer. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-7188-5. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
- "Goal! Football: Togo" (PDF). FIFA. 21 April 2009. p. 2. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
- "Goal! Football: Togo" (PDF). FIFA. 21 April 2009. p. 1. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
- "Signature de convention avec PLAN Togo, remise de diplôme d'entraineur" (in French). Togo: de l'Ambassade d'Allemagne au Togo. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
Environ une cinquantaine d'équipes prendront part à cette compétition. La première phase de ce tournoi verra la participation de douze (12) équipes féminines. La subvention de l'Ambassade est constituée d'une assistance financière et matérielle: un lot de 300 tricots et de 50 ballons de football. Notons que ce même projet bénéficie de l'appui de l'Institut Goethe qui apporte l'aide technique, logistique et culturelle. M. Coulibaly, le Représentant du PLAN Togo s'est réjoui du geste des autorités allemandes et a souhaivé que cette collaboration soit maintenu pour le bien de la promotion de la jeune togolaise.
- "Les femmes feront-elles mieux que les hommes ?" (in French). Togo: République Togolaise. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
Le Comité national olympique togolais (CNOT) et la Confédération olympique allemande souhaitent conjuguer leurs efforts pour développer le foot féminin au Togo.
- Palmer (17 September 2010). "L'Association WOFUT ou le football féminin au chevet d'Obilale" (in French). Togo: TogoZine. Retrieved 29 June 2012.