Rivers United Star Named In Togo Provisional AFCON Squad
Published: December 24, 2016
Rivers United Star Named In Togo Provisional AFCON SquadRivers United defender, Yaovi Joseph Douhadji has been named in Togo’s provisional squad to compete at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon.

Douhadji is on the books of last season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) runners up, Rivers United is one of seven defenders called up by Togo national team head coach, Claude Leroy.

The 22-year-old strongman now wants to go one better as he has now set his sights on making the final 23-man list for the tournament.

“To be named among the best 25 players in my country is an extremely important thing.

“Now, I want to focus on working hard try to get the nod of the coach to make the final list.

“To represent my country at the Afcon will be a thing of great pride and I want to work hard to see that it happens,” he told the club’s official website, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng.

Togo is in Group C of the 2017 Afcon alongside the Ivory Coast, Congo DR and Morocco.