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Date: 12/9/2016

From 28 November to 7 December, the women’s teams from Africa faced each other at the 2016 African Women’s Championship in Luanda, Angola. The hosts, hot favourites for the title, remained unbeaten throughout the tournament and could claim the trophy for the 12th time.


Already in the preliminary round, Angola did not leave any doubt that they wanted to win this championship. After beating their group A opponents Ivory Coast (37:18), Senegal (31:18), Cameroon (30:14) and DR Congo (38:19) it became clear that it would be a tough fight for every team who had to face the hosts, the Rio 2016 Olympians, if they wanted to advance to the next stage. In group B, it was Tunisia who succeeded in defeating all of their opponents. However, they struggled against Congo after a 34:22 victory against Guinea and beat them only by one goal 26:25. They continued their winning streak and were only stopped by Senegal in the semi-final (20:26).  Senegal, however, fielded an ineligible player and were disqualified from the competition after Tunisia filed a protest. Thus, Tunisia advanced to the final where they played against Angola. The final was a one-sided affair with Angola leading 16:7 at half-time and winning 36:17 in the end. With the disqualification of Senegal, Cameroon could claim third place.


Angola, Tunisia and Cameroon thus qualified for the 2017 Women’s World Championship to be staged from 1 to 17 December in Germany.


Final ranking:


1. Angola

2. Tunisia

3. Cameroon

4. Congo

5. Ivory Coast

6. Algeria

7. Guinea

8. DR Congo


Disqualified: Senegal