Last four African junior women's teams confirmed in Niger

11 Sep. 2019

Last four African junior women's teams confirmed in Niger

The preliminary group stage of the 2019 CAHB Women’s African Junior Championship in Niamey, Niger, has completed with Angola and Tunisia taking a 100% record through to the semi-finals.

Alongside host nation Niger (NIG), Angola (ANG), Senegal (SEN), Congo (CGO), Guinea (GUI), DR Congo (COD), Tunisia (TUN), Algeria (ALG) and Benin (BEN) were in an initial two preliminary groups of five (Group B) and four (Group A) teams respectively.

The top two in each moved straight into the semi-finals with a chance to win continental gold and claim one of three qualification places through to the 2020 IHF Women’s Junior World Championship.

In Group A, Angola defeated Guinea (35:28), Senegal (31:17) and Congo (30:15) to end top with six points and a goal difference of +36, while Guinea beat Senegal (37:33) and drew with Congo (33:33) to grab three points and take second place.

Group B saw a dominant Tunisia side win all four of their group games, against DR Congo (35:17), Algeria (28:18), Benin (35:21) and host nation Niger (51:13) to end on eight points and a goal difference of +80 goals. DR Congo finished in second spot with three wins.

Today (11 September) is a rest day with the first day of the Placement Round 5-8 and semi-finals played tomorrow. Angola will play DR Congo in the first semi-final at 2pm (local time) and Guinea will play Tunisia at 6pm in the second semi-final.

As they finished fifth in group B, Niger automatically finishes the competition in ninth place.

Match Schedule
All times local

Wednesday 11 September
Rest Day

Thursday 12 September
1200    Placement Round 5-8: SEN vs BEN
1400    Placement Round 5-8: ALG vs CGO
1600    Semi-Final 1: ANG vs COD
1800    Semi-Final 2: GUI vs TUN

Friday 13 September
1400    7/8 Placement Match
1600    5/6 Placement Match
1800    3/4 Placement/Bronze Medal Match

Saturday 14 September


Preliminary Group A: Angola (ANG), Senegal (SEN), Congo (CGO), Guinea (GUI)
Preliminary Group B: DR Congo (COD), Tunisia (TUN), Algeria (ALG), Benin (BEN), Niger (NIG)

Thursday 5 September
SEN vs GUI 33:37 (14:17)
TUN vs BEN 35:21 (16:8)
NGR vs ALG 15:34 (10:15)

Friday 6 September
ANG vs CGO 30:15 (15:9)

Saturday 7 September
SEN vs CGO 33:26 (17:10)
ANG vs GUI 35:28 (13:13)
TUN vs ALG 28:18 (13:8)
COD vs NIG 30:18 (15:6)

Sunday 8 September
COD vs BEN 29:24 (14:9)
TUN vs NIG 51:13 (23:7)

Monday 9 September
CGO vs GUI 33:33 (21:15)
COD vs ALG 30:25 (17:16)
BEN vs NIG 40:20 (20:10)

Tuesday 10 September
COD vs TUN 17:35 (4:18)
ALG vs BEN 36:30 (19:17)
ANG vs SEN 31:17 (13:9)