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Africa Cup of Nations playoffs

Published 1420 GMT (2220 HKT) October 15, 2012
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After a 1-1 draw with Gabon in the first leg, Togo's fans were hopeful of reaching January's Africa Cup of Nations ahead of Sunday's second leg. Getty Images
Togo's star player is Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor. He is reverred by the country's football fans, with this banner saying: "Adebayor: Togo's only hope". Getty Images
And it was Adebayor who proved the difference, scoring the goal which sealed a 2-1 win for Togo on the day and a 3-2 triumph on aggregate. Getty Images
Saturday's playoff matches were overshadowed by events in Dakar, where riots caused Senegal's clash with Ivory Coast to be abandoned. Getty Images
Ivory Coast were 2-0 up and 6-2 ahead on aggregate when the match was stopped. The Confederation of African football are yet to announce whether Senegal will be sanctioned for the disruption. Getty Images
Zambia won the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, the first time triumph in their history, after beating the Ivory Coast 8-7 in a dramatic penalty shootout in Libreville. AFP/Getty Images
It was a poignant win for Zambia, who lost 18 members of their squad in a plane crash in Gabon in 1993. Getty Images
The final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations will be played in Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium, which hosted the 2010 World Cup final, on February 10 2013. AFP/Getty Images