2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa: Togo media lauds team's historic quarter final qualification – The Togolese media on Thursday heaped praises on the country's football team, the Hawks, for its historic qualification to the quarter finals of the ongoing 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
"Alléluia! Alléluia! Alléluia!", was the headline of the weekly magazine "Le Changement", which said the Hawks qualified despite a bad refereeing.
"Le Changement" said the historic quarter final berth had put the Togolese football team in the league of great nations despite the bad refereeing during the last group D match on Wednesday, which saw the Hawks draw 1-1 with Tunisia to reach the next stage of the competition.
“Unbelievable!” screamed "Chronique de la Semaine", which also denounced the referee, who the newspaper said, "nearly spoiled the feast".
"2013 is a good one!", was the headline of "Liberté", which expressed the hope that the qualification for the next round "will be the starting point for the Togolese football from the counter-performances to push it to a higher level on the African continent".
"Liberté" said "the qualification is all the more historic because it erased the unhappy memory of 2010 when the Togolese team was attacked by Angolan rebels in Cabinda leaving two people dead and several others injured with everlasting psychological trauma”.
The state-owned "Togo presse" said "Togo qualified with dignity for the quarter finals".