Togo call off Luxembourg training camp

The Sparrow Hawks have cancelled their 2014 World Cup qualifying training camp billed for Luxembourg following financial difficulties

The Togolese Football Federation (FTF) announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the Sparrow Hawks' Luxembourg-based training due to financial constraints that the body is currently experiencing.

FTF secretary Yvettes Klutse said the team would instead host one or two friendly matches before the start of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.

However, the Togolese Ministry of Sports puts the blame on the football body for the late submittal of their demand for sponsorship.

Togo are drawn in Group I against Cameroon, Libya and DR Congo, and will begin their campaign against the Mediterranean Knights on June 3 in Lome before travelling to Kinshasa a week later to face the Leopards.