But Rwanda quickly regrouped and attacked in numbers, before Olivier Niyonzima nodded in Emery Bayisenge’s well-taken free-kick at the stroke of half-time to make it 1-1.
In the second half, poor defending cost Rwanda again when Bilal Akoro was given space to slide in past goalkeeper Olivier Kwizera to make it 2-1 for Togo.
But Rwanda, who are 2016 quarter-finalists, fought back before skipper Tuyisenge nodded in past Togo goalkeeper Abdoul Moubarak Aigba after 60 minutes.
Ernest Sugira who replaced Dominique Savio Nshuti in the second half made it 3-2 for Rwanda after 66 minutes when he dribbled past two defenders to score.
It was pressure in the remaining quarter of the game as the two teams continued creating several goalscoring opportunities.
Kparo Jarry Ahoro had his shot from close range blocked, while Rwanda’s Martin Fabrice Twizerimana also had his effort stopped.
Rwanda will now wait to play Group D’s top team in the last quarter-final match on Sunday at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium. - NAN
- Jan. 27, 2021 @ 9:24 GMT |