Fifa to send team to Togo

The world’s football governing body says its officials will visit the West African nation to redefine modalities for the management of funds destined for its football federation

Representatives from Fifa will arrive in Togo next month in the wake of a financial scandal at the Togo Football Federation (FTF), the sports ministry confirmed in Lome on Tuesday.

Fifa suspended its annual aid to the FTF last year following findings of mismanagement of funds allocated to the body and promised to redefine the scope of its assistance to the FA.

The world’s football governing body says it intends to put in place measures to enable better management of funds for its project with Togo.

After years of turbulence, Togo football has known some stability and progress within the domestic league and the national team, which participated in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

However, observers say corruption and disorganisation remain a major concern.