Striker Gilles Sunu believes Togo can qualify for their second ever World Cup. The Sparrow Hawks are now among 40 African teams to vie for the five slots across the second and third rounds. For many residents in the country’s capital Lomé.
Togo have progressed to the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers (CAF) after defeating Comoros 2-0 in the return leg of the preliminary round on Tuesday.
“I understand the fears and lack of confidence that many locals have been expressing due to our poor campaign in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers. But we have a new spirit now and ready for a new challenge,” the BB Erzurumspor player in the Turkish league told www.ACLSports.com
Sunu scored Togo’s second goal against Comoros after an own goal from defender Kassim M’Dahoma opened the scoring for the hosts.
“Our revival has been encouraging and we hope to improve on this and hopefully claim one of the five slots to our second World Cup. I believe it and it’s possible. If we don’t even believe in any possibilities in the first place why are we competing?
“Togo used to be a sensational team in West Africa during the days of coach Stephen Keshi and Co. We can relive those times if we believe and work hard,” the 28-year-old said.