HANDBALL: Egypt crowned African champions over Algeria

Egypt have been crowned the 2024 African Men’s Handball Championship champions after beating Algeria in the final at the

The 2024 African Men’s Handball Championship took place in Egypt from 17 to 27 January 2024 and acted as the qualifier for the 2025 World Men’s Handball Championship, with the top five nations qualifying.

The Pharaohs entered the competition as the holders of the last two editions and were placed in group B alongside Guinea, Cameroon, and the Congo.

Having won all three group games, the Pharaohs topped the group and reached the quarter-finals, where they scored an easy victory over Angola 37-25.

Two days later, Egypt had a tough task on its hands as it had to come up against record champions Tunisia, but again, the Pharaohs were victorious 30-25.

The final saw set them up against Seven-time champions Algeria and they were no match to Egypt, who ended up winning the tie 29-21 to claim the title.

The title is Egypt’s ninth in its history, just one short of record holders Tunisia, and it’s their fourth over the past five editions.

The win also secured Egypt’s spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics for the eighth time in its history, and in the 2025 World Championship, which is set to take place in Croatia, Denmark, and Norway.