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Date: 1/15/2018

After their preparation periods, national teams have begun arriving in Gabon ahead of the 2018 CAHB Men’s African Championships which will take place from 17-27 January – the 23rd edition of the competition which started back in Tunisia in 1974.


10 teams will compete for not only continental glory, but qualification through to the next World Championship as ranks 1-3 will clinch their berth for the 2019 IHF Men’s World Championship in Germany and Denmark. The competition sees the teams split into two preliminary groups with the top four teams in each before moving straight into the knock-out stage, starting with the quarter-finals, followed by the semi-finals and then the bronze and gold medal matches.


All games will take place at Le Palais des Sports de Libreville, in Libreville, Gabon’s capital. Preliminary Group A features Tunisia, Algeria, Cameroon, Congo and hosts Gabon, while Group B includes the strong Egypt team, who are also current title holders, having beaten Tunisia at home in the final in 2016, 21:19. The champions will face Angola, Morocco, DR Congo and Nigeria.


The action gets underway at 09:00hrs (local time) on Wednesday (17 January) with Angola taking on Nigeria in the first of the 33 matches of the tournament, ending with the final, set for Saturday 27 January.


The first day of competition will also feature the official opening ceremony, set for 17:00hrs (local time).


For further information visit www.cahbonline.info.