Togo reach quarter-finals for first time
Togo qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals for the first time by drawing with Tunisia in an incident-filled Group D encounter.
The Togolese led after 13 minutes as Emmanuel Adebayor played in Serge Gakpe, who fired home from an angle.
Tunisia levelled through a penalty from Khaled Mouelhi shortly after, but the same player missed another spot-kick in a match Tunisia had to win to qualify.
Adebayor was denied a penalty at the other end but Togo held on for history.
Togo have qualified for their first quarter-finals, having made the first of their seven Nations Cup appearances back in 1972
The West Africans will now meet Burkina Faso in Sunday’s quarter-final in Nelspruit, whose sand-filled surface has attracted scrutiny and criticism in equal measure.
North African failure
Tunisia’s exit means that no North African team has made the last eight of the Nations Cup for the first time since 1992