Togo FA elects Colonel Kossi Akpovy as president

By Blame EkoueBBC Sport, Lome
Colonel Kossi Akpovy
Colonel Kossi Akpovy has a big challenge ahead of him to reform the Togo FA

Colonel Kossi Akpovy has been elected the new president of the Togolese Football Federation after Saturday's congress held in Lome.

He won 26 of the 48 votes cast to clinch victory in the first round.

The elections were organised by Fifa's Normalisation Committee, who had been put in place to manage the Togo FA's affairs after an internal crisis.

Akpovy's major tasks are to streamline the country's football administration and restart the domestic league.

He said: "I will turn the fortunes of Togo's football. I am going to make sure that we start the league by 15 May 2016 because we need young talented players to fill up our national teams."

Togo play Tunisia home and away in Match as part of the qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.