Togo beats Niger 2-1, now waits for Adebayor

Togo beats Niger 2-1, now waits for Adebayor

Published Jan. 13, 2013 3:27 p.m. ET

Togo beat Niger 2-1 with a late winner Sunday in both teams' final friendly before the African Cup of Nations kicks off next weekend.

Placa Fessou put Togo into a fifth-minute lead, but Ali Razak pegged back the home team in the 88th minute with his equalizer for Niger.

Midfielder Floyd Ayite of French club Reims scored the winner in injury time for Togo.

Togo's squad will now travel to South Africa, where Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adbayor is expected to join up with his country after changing his mind and opting to play at the African Cup. Adebayor and goalkeeper Kossi Agassa, also of Reims, are expected to be the final players to join coach Didier Six's group.


Togo opens its African Cup against tournament favorite Ivory Coast.