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.