Emmanuel Adebayor has a chance to lead Togo to the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations for the first time on Wednesday, while already-qualified Ivory Coast may be without captain Didier Drogba again in its final group match.
Togo will face Tunisia in Nelspruit needing at least a draw to finally get past the group stage. It would be the first time in eight appearances that Togo would advance.
Tournament-favorite Ivory Coast, last year's runner-up, has already secured first place in Group D, so the match against Algeria in Rustenburg will allow coach Sabri Lamouchi to make more changes to his lineup. He said he still doesn't know if Drogba will be benched for the second straight match.