Algeria VS Togo Lineups
The Elephants became the first team to qualify to the quarter-finals after winning their first two matches while the Algerians were also the first to be kicked out after losing their second match 2-0 to the Sparrow Hawks.
Even though both Togo and Tunisia have three points apiece, the west Africans are rather advantaged with superior goals.
This means they need a draw to qualify while the Carthage Eagles must pick up all three points at stake to be able to join the Ivorians in the next stage of the tournament.
Didier Six’s men are chasing a quarter-final berth for the first time in the history of the competition after unsuccessful attempts in their last six outings.
The 2006 World Cup campaigners have been one of the surprised packages at the 2013 Afcon after emerging as tough customers for tournament favourites, Ivory Coast. It took a last minute goal from Gervinho to give the Ivorians a 2-1 victory.
They also found the back of the net twice to finish off Algeria and that led to the exit of the north Africans.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor will again be Togo’s weapon as he continues to be a predator in the backyard of opponents. He showed good signs of that when he got the first goal for his side against Algeria.
The good performance of goalkeeper Kossi Agassa means the 2004 champions must work off their socks to go past him.
The Tunisians will be hoping the possible availability of their top scorer; Issam Jemma will add some weight to their attacking line while Qatar-based, Msakni will need to be checked well by the Togolese defence.
Djene, Mamah, Nibombe, Akakpo
Gakpe, Amewou, Salifu, Adebayor