Jonathan sustained injury while playing for his club Alanyaspor against Adana Demirspor in Turkey and will not make the trip to Mon¬rovia, the Togolese Football Federation has confirmed. His compatriot Joseph Dou¬hadji of Rvers FC of Nigeria will be also absent. They have both been replaced by Ihlas barge of the German League-two club Fortuna Düsseldorf and Vincent Bossou of Young Africans of Tanzania.
Both Mathieu Dossévi, Togo hero against Zambia and Floyd Ayité of Ligue1 club Bastia have little chance of playing the June 5 match, Togo-Liberia for health reasons. Togo Captain Em¬manuel Adebayo was also touched during Tuesday morning practice session.
Jonathan Ayité who turns 30 on July 10 scored Togo second goal against the ‘Res¬idents of the Red Sea’ of Dji¬bouti at the El Hadj Hassan Gouled Stadium in Djibouti City on September 4, 2015.
The Sparrow Hawks of Togo need to avoid defeat in Monrovia on June 5 lead¬ing to their last group match against point donor Djibouti in Lome in September, later this year.
Liberia tops Group A on nine points with Tunisia and Togo leveled on seven points in second and third-placed respectively. Only the groups’ winners and the two best second place teams will qualify for the finals to be stage in Gabon from the 14 January – February 5, 2017.
In related news, Tuni¬sia coach Henry Kasperczak 18-man squad departs Tunis today for Djibouti to face the ‘Residents of the Red Sea’ on Friday, June 3. The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia defeat Djibouti 8-1 in the first leg played in Tunis in June 2015.
Squad listing: Aymen Ab¬dennour (Valence/Espagne), Marouène Sahraoui (RFC Se¬raing/Belgique), Bilel Mohs¬ni (Paris FC/France), Ferjani Sassi (Metz/France), Zakaria Abidi (Lyon/France), Seifed¬dine Karoui (Tours/France), Lrry Azouni (Nîmes/France), Mohamed Methnani (Al Jaiech/Qatar), Anis Ben Hat¬ira (Eintrach Francfort/Alle¬magne), Mohamed Gouida (Karlsruhe/Allemagne), Youssef Msakni (Lakhouya/ Qatar), Hamdi Harbaoui (Lokeren/Belgique), Chawki Ben Saada (Troyes/France), Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland/ Anlgeterre), Hazem Haj Has¬sen (Bordeaux/France), Anis Badri (Royal Excel Mous-cron/France), Naim Sliti (Red Star FC/France), Aymen Ben Mohamed (Bohémian FC/ Irlande).