Algeria and Egypt qualify, Rwanda lose again

August 23, 2022

Both Algeria and Egypt became the first African countries to qualify for next summer’s IHF Men’s World Junior Handball Championship after winning their second match in Group B on Monday.

On match day three of the U-20 African Men’s Handball Championship at Bk Arena in Kigali, Algeria beat Libya 38-23, whereas Egypt won 40-23 over Congo.

The victories for both teams mean they are tied on four points in the first two places of Group B and confirmed their 2023 IHF Men’s Junior World Championship participation after reaching in the semi-finals.

Algeria and Egypt will face off on Wednesday in their last match, which will determine the Group B winner while the other fixture will be Congo taking on Libya on the same day.


Hosts Rwanda lose again

Despite a good number of fans at the Bk Arena, the Rwanda national team lost to Morocco 39-22 on Monday.

So far, Rwanda has played two games in the competition, and lost both.

On Saturday, Rwanda lost its opening game to Angola 20-43.

On the other hand, Tunisia beat Angola 25-22 and confirm their first win in the on-going U-20 Men’s Juniors African Handball Championship.

Rwanda will wrap up their Group A campaign against Tunisia on Wednesday at 7 pm after Morocco and Angola’s game at 5 pm.

The top four teams from this tournament will directly qualify for the 2023 Men’s Junior World Handball Championship to be jointly hosted by Germany and Greece next summer.