Stephen Keshi says trust will be a key issue in his new spell as Togo coach.
The Nigerian will be in the dug-out on Saturday for his first official match since his return as the coach of the Hawks as they face Sierra Leone in the Group Nine Nations Cup qualifier in Lome.
Keshi, who coached the tiny west African country to qualify for their maiden World Cup appearance, was sacked four months before the tournament in Germany in June last year.
But after his re-appointment last month, the Nigerian says he will draw some lessons from his previous experience to be able to shape his future with the Hawks.
"I've negotiated a short-term contract with the federation because of what happened before," Keshi explains.
"I don't trust any African (football administrator) because of what happened.
"I suggested to them to sign for 10 months up to a year and if their condition of work is good then we might go ahead and extend the contract, otherwise we part company amicably."
Keshi was returned to the post following the recent change in the leadership of the Togo Football Federation (TFF), with Tata Avlessi replacing Rock Gnassingbe.
The Nigerian, who was sacked by former the Gnassingbe-led TFF board, says he is happy with the new TFF board.
"People are more relaxed and acting professionally and doing their tasks.
"Previously it was one person controlling everything. And now they are trying to meet the players' needs."
Keshi says with this new set up it is quite clear that he would be expected to produce results.
"The contract does not need to be spelt out. As a coach you want to win, qualify the team to major tournaments and that is my goal. I want to win every game I play and eventually be at the Nations Cup in Accra."
The Hawks will be in flight this weekend to resume the campaign for Ghana 2008 with a home game against Sierra Leone on Saturday.
Keshi has warned that Togo are not going to under-estimate the Leone Stars in the group 9 qualifier in Lome.
"Winning is what I want at the end of 90 minutes," Keshi said.
"But every little country is pulling its weight. They want to come up to the big stage.
"Sierra Leone used to be a good footballing country but they have been affected by the war.
"I still believe they have a lot of good players. It's going to be a tough match but we'll try and perform well to win."
Togo are third but only on goal difference behind Benin who also have three points after two games.
Sierra Leone have one point from their draw with Mali in Freetown last September and they are bottom of the group.
CAF President Issa Hayatou lays foundation for new Togolese football academy
On Thursday 15 March , Caf president Issa Hayatou laid the foundation stone for the construction of a football academy, that will bear his name, in the Togolese village Kpélé Kponvié, which is situated 156km from Lome, the capital city.
President Hayatou thanked the distinguished personalities in the region who gave him a honourable welcome, and he was delighted over the ambitious project.
« What we are seeing here today is the fruit of your dreams and above all determination to develop African football. I would also like to add that this honour will be shared by all African footballers, » Hayatou said.
The school will be constructed within 10 hectares with a 10,000 capacity stadium, a medical centre and an academy.
The football school is the brainchild of Wini Dogbatse, president of a football club and an adviser to the Togolese federation.
“With this academy shall be the birth of, without doubt, the Didier Drogbas, Sheyi Adebayors, Arouna Kones etc. This is going to be a conveyor belt of talent for Togolese football,” Dogbatse said.
Togolese federation president Tata Avlessi was grateful to Issa Hayatou for accepting to preside over the ceremony personally in front of many people.
The Issa Hayatou Centre will include not only young Togolese footballers but also those from other West African countries.
“The football school is a good idea and we have always wanted such a centre for a thorough development programme in order to produce true professionals,” said Komi Tsolegnanou, a young player from Kpélé Kponvié.