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Paul Abalo: We didn’t have ambition to participate

Paul Abalo: We didn’t have ambition to participate

African Sports
Togo coach Jean Paul Abalo has admitted that his side didn’t have any major goals for the WAFU competition, seeing it more as a chance to give his players experience. The Togolese were eliminated by Cote D'Ivoire on penalties after recording a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the final whistle. “Coming here we didn’t have any ambition to participate in the competition, but just to prepare our team for the next challenges coming our way,” Paul Abalo explained. “We regret the organisation of the tournament, because traveling for more than one hour to come and play just one game is not something that encourages the team.” Meanwhile Togo captain Maklibe Kouloun has described his team’s exit from the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations as ‘painful’. The Sparrow Hawks held Ivory Coast to a go