The national handball team is qualified for the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations. She won with difficulty against her Gabonese counterpart this afternoon, the score of 25 to 23. She will find the host country, Egypt, in the next round of the competition.
After leading the Handball African Cup of Nations on a bad note, losing to Guinea with a score of 28 to 22, the national team redeemed itself this afternoon. Indeed, it won against Gabon, with a score of 25 to 23.
A difficult victory, certainly, but oh so important. It allowed the Radouane Tchakrabi gang to validate their qualifying ticket for the quarter-finals of the competition. Remember that the national team played only two games in its group. And this, following the withdrawal of Kenya which could not move to Egypt for purely financial reasons.
It will be Algeria-Egypt in the quarter-finals
Now that it has qualified for the quarter-finals, the national handball team will face Egypt in this round of the competition. The meeting will take place on Friday, July 15.
A mission that promises to be difficult for Berkous’ teammates. Indeed, and in addition to being the host country, Egypt is one of the best handball teams in the African continent. Better still, she is the reigning champion of the last edition of the African Handball Cup. She remains the big favorite to keep her title in the current edition, which her pay had the honor of hosting.
It must be said that the Algerian national team will have to qualify for the semi-finals at all costs. This will allow him to score his qualifying ticket for the handball world cup. The latter will take place next year, from January 11 to 29, 2023, jointly with Poland, jointly with Sweden.