The national handball team had a bad start in the African Cup of Nations. She conceded a humiliating defeat against the modest Guinean selection on the score of 28 to 22. Coach Radouane Tchakrabi returns to this poor performance. He says his band is doomed to win this afternoon against Gabon to hope to qualify for the next tour.
It was yesterday afternoon that the Algerian national team made its debut in the African Cup of Handball Nations taking place in Egypt. For her first match of the competition, she conceded a surprising defeat. And yet faced with a modest Guinean selection, she lost with the score of 28 to 22.
National handball coach Radouane Tchakrabi talks about the poor performance against Guinea. According to him, it is due to the lack of experience of his players. “And yet, we had a very good first half, which we finished winning with the score of 14 to 10. In the second half, individual errors cost us dearly. Indeed, our yields have fallen too much. We also missed a lot of chances. Our opponent took advantage of it to turn the tide and thus bend the match. He said after the meeting.
Continuing his statement, the coach adds: “Don’t forget that we were deprived of five starting players. I think the lack of experience had a negative impact on our returns”
“Doomed to win against Gabon”
The national handball team will play its second match this afternoon against Gabon. The least we can say is that she has to win to qualify for the next tour.
“No other alternative than victory against Gabon. We are doomed to win. I admit that we will fight to validate our qualifying ticket for the next round of the competition. My players are aware of the responsibility that awaits them. Personally, I expect a very good reaction from them”. Radouane Tchakrabi said.
It should be recalled that the kick off of the Algeria-Gabon match is set at 4:30 p.m. We hope that the national team of our country will be able to return to victory on occasion, synonymous with qualification for the quarter-finals of the event.