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Ade on target as Togo reach Africa Cup of Nations

Posted on 14 October 2012  - 22:51

Emmanuel Adebayor scored a vital goal as Togo beat Gabon in Sunday's play-off to reach the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ade on target as Togo reach Africa Cup of Nations

The striker fired home on the hour to hand Togo a 2-0 lead in the second leg and 3-1 advantage on aggregate.

Daniel Cousin replied for Gabon to make it 2-1 with 10 minutes remaining but Togo held on at the Stade de Kegue in Lome for a 3-2 final aggregate scoreline. Wome Dove put Togo ahead in the first half.

Ade played a key role in the play-off - he scored Togo's goal in the first leg in Gabon last month.

Togo join 14 other qualifiers and hosts South Africa in the finals in January.

The finalists are - Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, Tunisia and reigning African champions Zambia.

South Africa qualified automatically as hosts.