Togo’s Worldcup Team arrived in Germany

Togo’s National Team arrived in the southern town of Wangen today, where they will be based for the duration of the 2006 World Cup:

Otto Pfister, coach of the West African side, has admitted that the debutants have a tough task of putting up a credible showing at the finals.

“We’re obviously underdogs,” said Pfister after being welcomed by German organising committee officials as well as leaders from the local state government.

“But I think we can achieve a thing or two at the World Cup.

Togo’s Hawks land in Germany, BBC News, Monday, 15 May 2006

I hope the guys have a great time in Wangen. Southern Germany is nothing if not hospitable. The folks in Wangen set up a special website for their guests. What’s more – Wangen’s own Soul Band – the “Double Cooked Pork Slices” have come up with a special welcome tune for their guests from West Africa: “Miawo-ezon-Lo-o

[UPDATE: Togolese blogger from Wangen:]

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