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Togo women's national football team

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 Togo
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Éperviers Dames
(The Female Sparrowhawks)[1]
AssociationTogolese Football Federation (FTF)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachKaï Tomety
Most capsUnknown
Top scorerUnknown
Home stadiumStade de Kégué
FIFA codeTOG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
CurrentNR (12 July 2019)[2]
First international
 São Tomé and Príncipe 0−3 Togo 
(São Tomé and Príncipe; 19 February 2006)
Biggest win
 Togo 6−0 São Tomé and Príncipe 
(Togo; 26 February 2006)
Biggest defeat
 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.[3] 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.

History[edit]

Togo did not compete in their first FIFA-sanctioned match until 2006, when they played five games.[4][5] In their first game, on 19 February, Togo beat São Tomé and Príncipe 3–0.[5] The team beat São Tomé and Príncipe again by a score of 6–0 on 26 February 2006 in Togo.[5][6] 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.[7][8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

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[edit]

The national football association, the Togolese Football Federation, was founded in 1960 and became affiliated with FIFA in 1964.[4][11] The organisation has fifteen staff members focusing on women's football.[4] Football is the fourth-most-popular women's sport in Togo, trailing basketball, handball and volleyball.[4] Football's popularity is growing, however. The country had 380 registered players in 2006, up from 180 in 2000.[4] Women's football was first organised in the country in 2000.[12] By 2006, there were 105 football clubs in Togo, 11 of which were for women only.[4] A national women's competition was created by 2006 and was still operating in 2009.[4][12] While there are no school, university or regional competitions for women's football, there was an active under-17 women's league in 2009.[12][13] 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.[14][15][16]

Results and fixtures[edit]

2006[edit]

12 March 2006 2006 AWCQCongo 9–0 TogoBrazzaville, Congo
26 March 2006 2006 AWCQTogo 1–3 CongoLomé, Togo

2007[edit]

2010[edit]

5–7 March 2010 2010 AWCQTogo Cancelled Mali

2016[edit]

6 March 2016 2016 AWCONQAlgeria Cancelled Togo

2018[edit]

Records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

World Cup record World Cup
qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Did Not Enter
Sweden 1995
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007 Did Not Qualify 4 2 0 2 10 12
Germany 2011 Withdrew
Canada 2015 Did Not Enter
France 2019 Excluded
Total 4 2 0 2 10 12

Olympic Games record[edit]

Olympic Games record Olympic Games
qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
United States 1996 Ineligible
Australia 2000
Greece 2004 Did Not Enter
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Japan 2020 To Be Determined
Total

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record Africa Cup of Nations
qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1991 Did Not Enter No Qualifying Process
1995
Nigeria 1998
South Africa 2000
Nigeria 2002
South Africa 2004
Nigeria 2006 Did Not Qualify 4 2 0 2 10 12
Equatorial Guinea 2008 Did Not Enter
South Africa 2010 Withdrew
Equatorial Guinea 2012 Did Not Enter
Namibia 2014
Cameroon 2016 Withdrew
Ghana 2018 Excluded
Republic of the Congo 2020 To Be Determined
Total 4 2 0 2 10 12

African Games record[edit]

African Games record African Games
qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Nigeria 2003 Did Not Enter No Qualifying Process
Algeria 2007
Mozambique 2011
Republic of the Congo 2015
Morocco 2019 To Be Determined
Total

Record against other nations[edit]

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Congo 2 0 0 2 1 12 −11
 Ivory Coast 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5
 Mali 1 0 0 1 0 8 −8
 Nigeria 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2
 São Tomé and Príncipe 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9
 Senegal 1 0 0 1 0 6 −6
Total 8 2 0 6 11 34 −23

Managers[edit]

Manager Career Games Won Drawn Lost Win %
Togo Paul Zoungbede 2006–2007 5 2 0 3 040.0
Togo Kaï Tomety 2018–present 3 0 0 3 000.0

Coaching staff[edit]

The current coaching staff was announced on 8 January 2018.[3]

Position Name
Manager Togo Kaï Tomety
Assistant manager Vacant
Goalkeeper coach Togo Dayane Tagoi
Physiotherapist Togo Noufo Tamaka
Intendant Togo Blanche Sewoavi
Trainer Togo Kansame Kammoi-Lare
Media officer Togo Rafietou Tchedre

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Sénégal s'éclate devant le Togo". Confederation of African Football (CAF) (in French). Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Tomety Kaï aux commandes de l'Equipe nationale Dames". Togofoot.info (in French). Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g FIFA (2006). "Women's Football Today" (PDF): 195. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "Togo: Fixtures and Results". FIFA. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Sao Tome e Principe: Fixtures and Results". FIFA. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Togo : Calendrier et résultats". fifa.com. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Tournoi de Cinq Nations (Women) 2007". Rsssf. 6 March 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Africa — Women's Championship 2010". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  10. ^ "Algeria face Ethiopia in African Women's Championship qualifier". Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  11. ^ Tom Dunmore (16 September 2011). Historical Dictionary of Soccer. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-7188-5. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  12. ^ a b c "Goal! Football: Togo" (PDF). FIFA. 21 April 2009. p. 2. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  13. ^ "Goal! Football: Togo" (PDF). FIFA. 21 April 2009. p. 1. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ Palmer (17 September 2010). "L'Association WOFUT ou le football féminin au chevet d'Obilale" (in French). Togo: TogoZine. Retrieved 29 June 2012.