The Egyptian National Handball team had secured a spot in the quarter final qualifications of the African Cup of Nations after defeating Angola today.
The pharaohs were placed in group B with Morocco, Nigeria, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They first won Morocco 33-28 in the openning match for the championship, that was later followed by another win against Nigeria 27-22, and the last came today against Angola 33-28.
The match went smooth for the Egyptian side who controlled the first half, ending it with a score of 13-9.
Egyptian star and Zamalek player, Ahmed El-Ahmar, won the title of Man of the Match for his extraordinary performance. Right winger Mohamed Sanad who currently plays for USAM Nîmes Gard, France, also helped with the fast counter attacks that put Egypt in the lead. Not to mention the performance for everyone from the squad including Ali Zein, Karim Hindawi (Katonga), Wesam Samy, and Abo El Fotouh Ahmed (Hamasa) that secured Egypt’s spot in the quarter finals.
Egypt will face the Democratic Republic of Congo tomorrow at 6 for the final match in this group.
It’s worth mentioning that the top 3 teams in this tournament will qualify for the 2019 Men’s World Handball Championship in Denmark and Germany next January.