Handball AFCON: Morocco Defeats Cameroon, Advances to Quarter-Finals
July 15, 2022
The Moroccan national handball team on Tuesday beat its Cameroonian counterpart 35-28, qualifying for the quarter-finals of the 2022 African Men's Handball Championship on Wednesday, where it will face Egypt. The two teams are in Group A along with Cameroon. The host country Egypt currently leads the group, with only two points more than Morocco, as it continues to defend its African championship title. The Pharaohs defeated the Cameroonian selection on Monday with a score of 40 to 17.
On Tuesday, the Moroccan handball team dominated the first and second half of the game against Cameroon, winning 18-14 in the first half and 35-28 in the second half. The Moroccan player Mehdi Alaoui was named the man of the match. As the Moroccan team prepares for the game against the Egyptian team, the top two teams from the remaining groups are also competing for the African title. On Tuesday, Guinea qualified for the quarter finals after beating Algeria by 28 to 22 in Group B.
Although the Algerian team led the game in the first half 14-10, the Guinean players made a strong comeback in the second half, finishing with a 6-goal difference victory. Algeria is currently second in the Group B, with zero points, while Gabon occupies the third position. Tunisia, the winner of the most African titles, is leading Group C with Cape Verde. The two teams will face each other in the quarter-finals. As for Group D, Angola and Congo top the group, after they secured victories against Senegal 32-25 and Zambia 43-24. The upcoming quarter final games will determine which five African handball teams will compete in the 2023 World Championship in Poland and Sweden.
Tunisia and Angola top groups at African Men's Handball Championship
July 15, 2022
Tunisia and Angola topped their respective groups at the African Men's Handball Championship in Egypt after keeping their perfect records intact. The two nations emerged victorious from tense encounters at the International Hall in the 6th of October. The Democratic Republic of the Congo had won their opening two Group D matches but were denied a third following an agonising defeat to Angola.
Leading 18-16 at the break, Angola managed to hold their nerve to edge their opponents 32-31 to complete a hat-trick of wins. The victory comes after triumphs against Zambia and Senegal as Angola sealed top spot in Group D to advance to the quarter-finals. The other match in Group D saw Senegal inflict a third straight defeat on Zambia with a 47-23 success at the International Hall. The final fixture of the day saw Tunisia make it two wins from two with a 30-24 victory over Cape Verde in Group C. Both teams had got their campaigns off to winning starts with triumphs against Nigeria but it was Tunisia who came out on top in the battle for first place. Tunisia will now advance to the last eight where they are set to face the Democratic Republic of Congo, while Angola are poised to meet Cape Verde. All the quarter-final matches are scheduled to be played on Friday (July 15).