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Egypt to play Tunisia for African Men's Handball Championship title, Olympics qualification
Pharaohs target 7th African title and revenge of hosts Tunisia
Published in Daily News Egypt on 25 - 01 - 2020

Egypt will clash with Tunisia in the final of the 2020 African Men's Handball Championship on Sunday. Hosts Tunisia were the main title favourites for many reasons, the most important of which is the situational factor of audience support and the broad experiences and capabilities of the Tunisian team.
The 16-team championship acts as the African qualifying tournament for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and 2021 World Men's Handball Championship in Egypt. The best three teams of the 2020 African Championship will qualify for the Men's World Championship, while the winner of the tournament will directly qualify for the Olympic Games.
Egypt played Algeria 30-27 in the semi-finals, while Tunisia swept Angola 39-23 on 24 January.
The Carthage Eagles are the most crowned in Africa with 10 titles, the last of which was in 2018 at the expense of Egypt, followed by Algeria with seven titles and Egypt with six titles.
Moamen Safa, the Egyptian Handball Federation's treasurer and supervisor of the national teams and head of the current mission in Tunisia, affirmed that the team reached the best technical and physical condition, and there is great insistence to continue the journey and win the Tokyo ticket.
The team supervisor makes it a point to meet with the team that they calm down and not respond to any provocation from the hosts, and to keep control of the game from the very beginning.


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