3 February 2013

Togo/Burkina Faso: Afcon 2013 - Togo Vs. Burkina Faso Things You Should Know

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Komlan Amewou of Togo battles with Jonathan Pitroipa of Burkina Faso.

- Togo has not lost to Burkina Faso in their last four games dating back to 1999.

- The all-time games record between them are as follows: played 19, Togo won nine, drew six, lost four, Burkina won four, draw six, lost nine.

- Burkina Faso coach Paul Put was banned three years in Belgium by the FA for his involvement in the Ye-Zheyun match fixing scandal.

- The nickname Les Etalons, which means "The Stallions" of the Burkinabe team, is in reference to the legendary horse of Princess Yennega.

- Three of the first 11 players of the Togolese national team are either from different countries or of mixed race (Alexys Romao - Brazilian Togolese. Emmanuel Adebayor -Nigerian, Jonathan Ayite - Ghanaian Togolese).

- The last time both countries met was in a friendly in 2012 where Togo won 3-0 at the Stade Municipal.

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