Togo women's national football team

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
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 (27 September 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)

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

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

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

2006

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

2007

5 September 2007 2007 Tournoi de Cinq NationsIvory Coast 5–0 TogoOuagadougou, Burkina Faso

2010

5–7 March 2010 2010 AWCQTogo Cancelled Mali

2016

6 March 2016 2016 AWCONQAlgeria Cancelled Togo

2018

Records

World Cup record

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

Olympic Games record

Olympic Games record Olympic Games
qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1996 Ineligible
2000
2004 Did Not Enter
2008
2012
2016
2020 To Be Determined
Total

Africa Cup of Nations record

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
1998
2000
2002
2004
2006 Did Not Qualify 4 2 0 2 10 12
2008 Did Not Enter
2010 Withdrew
2012 Did Not Enter
2014
2016 Withdrew
2018 Excluded
2020 To Be Determined
Total 4 2 0 2 10 12

African Games record

African Games record African Games
qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
2003 Did Not Enter No Qualifying Process
2007
2011
2015
2019 To Be Determined
Total

Record against other nations

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Congo2002112−11
 Ivory Coast100105−5
 Mali100108−8
 Nigeria100113−2
 São Tomé and Príncipe220090+9
 Senegal100106−6
Total82061134−23

Managers

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

Coaching staff

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

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

References

  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. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  3. "Tomety Kaï aux commandes de l'Equipe nationale Dames". Togofoot.info (in French). Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  4. FIFA (2006). "Women's Football Today" (PDF): 195. Retrieved 17 April 2012. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. "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. "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.
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