After the victory in extremis of the Algerian Handball selection against the Gabon team for the account of the last group match of the African Handball Cup 2022, the Greens will face the team of the host country of the competition, the ‘Egypt.
Faced with the pharaohs, the men of the Algerian coach, Rabah Gherbi, play their destiny. A mission that the Algerian coach seems well aware of its difficulty since the course of the Algerian team, so far, can be described as pale.
Nevertheless, the coach of the Algerian Handball selection, Rabah Gherbi, tried to relieve the enormous pressure on the shoulders of his players by explaining the objective of the Greens for this edition of the CAN Handball, “the match against the Egypt is the perfect opportunity for us to correct our mistakes and recharge our batteries in the hope of winning a qualifying ticket for the next World Cup. he said in an interview with Egyptian media.
Wearing the habit of the outsider, Gherbi measured his team’s chances in the next 1/4 final against the Egyptian team, “in this itinerary for the African Grail, we will face, during an advanced round, the team that has the upper hand in handball on the continent. he declares.
In line with this statement, Gherbi believes that: “currently, the Egyptian selection is the best selection in Africa. She is at the head of the favorites of this competition. he adds.
An adversary known all the more than the objectives
During his interview, the Algerian coach, Rabah Gherbi, explained that: “the two friendly matches against Egypt last April allowed us to identify the strengths of our next opponent in the 1/4 finals . Despite the reshuffle that this team has experienced, it remains one of the best in Africa. he explains.
Losing their former brilliance, the format of the African Handball Cup could work in favor of the Greens. Like the future champion of the competition, four other African selections will participate in the next Handball World Cup, co-organized by Poland and Sweden from January 11 to 29 of 2023.
Thus, if by misfortune the Greens lost their match against Egypt, the chance to be among the teams participating in the next World Cup would not be definitively missed.
In this case, Rabah Gherbi’s men will try to find a place in the top 5 of the CAN to win a globalist place, this is what the Algerian coach underlines, “we are trying to win the matches in the ranking to save ourselves participation in this CAN. To be in the top 5 is our goal. he says.
Gherbi concluded his speech with a unifying observation, “we have not lived up to the expectations of our public, with the many difficulties we encounter on a daily basis, working to deploy is not chosen easy, we will try to make not better. he finally said. The Greens will face Egypt tonight at 7 p.m.