AFCON 2017 | Fans burn Goalkeeper’s House as team loses

by on January 24, 2017

Angry fans attacked the home of Togo’s Kossi Agassa and the goalkeeper is now a major doubt for the decisive Africa Cup of Nations clash against DR Congo on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old was blamed by Togolese fans for his role in the 3-1 defeat to Morocco last Friday and some took their fury out by targeting his home in the capital Lome at the weekend, forcing police to intervene.

“Agassa is very upset and it has had an impact on the morale of the whole team,” said Togo coach Claude Le Roy at a press conference ahead of the DR Congo game in the Gabonese port city of Port-Gentil.

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“I think it has scarred him too much psychologically. His mum has so far found it difficult to talk about it, it was so stressful and a cause of panic for her.

“I really doubt he will be able to play a third match.” Le Roy added: “The solidarity of the team is such that we will find calmer waters and not let ourselves be affected by a small minority in what is a country of peace.” Togo, who have one point from two matches, have to win the game against DR Congo — a side formerly coached by Le Roy — if they are to stand a chance of going through to the quarter-finals from Group C.

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  • ella
    January 24, 2017 at 6:32 am


    is an error to Nigeria


  • KOGI
    January 24, 2017 at 8:30 am

    So mistake happiness in Africa but some will sit down negatively without reason over action taken against a poor man who did not know nothing in respect of because he did not performed well it will Burning of a goals toper House in Togo Lome .Therefore of those guys that took law into their hands to destroyed someone resources which suffer build it with his money know that steal it God will pay him and for those that do that act am calling them they should repent if not otherwise they will receive a savior punishment from the creator.


  • Onwordi
    January 24, 2017 at 9:34 am

    It is rather unfortunate that a player would leave his club that gives him fortune for a national assignment that yield little or nothing, just to be rewarded like this. Most of them would lose their regular shirts in their clubs or sustain different manner of injuries. I believe an ideal parliament should debate on this.


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