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Brazzaville ready to host Men's IHF Trophy Continental Phase Africa

13 Jan. 2023

Brazzaville ready to host Men's IHF Trophy Continental Phase Africa

At the Men's IHF Trophy Africa, youth and junior national teams were initially divided into several geographical zones. The winners of these competitions, which were played last year, progressed to the IHF Trophy Continental Phase Africa, which will take place in Brazzaville, Congo, between 16 and 20 January 2023.

Five youth (U18) teams ‚Äď Burundi, Congo, Guinea, Nigeria and Zambia, and six junior (U20) sides ‚Äď Congo, Guinea, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zimbabwe ‚Äď will not only fight for the title, but the winners will also qualify for the Intercontinental Phase of the Men's IHF Trophy, which will take place in Costa Rica in March 2023.¬†

Both competitions will be held in a round-robin format, so each team will play four matches at the youth competition and five matches at the junior event. Notably, the nations of Congo, Guinea and Nigeria will be represented in both tournaments. The venue for the matches will be Gymnase Nicole OBA in Brazzaville.

Match schedule (all times local)

Youth (U18) competition

16 January

11:00    Nigeria vs Burundi

13:00    Zambia vs Guinea

17 January

11:00    Burundi vs Zambia

15:00    Nigeria vs Congo

18 January

11:00    Zambia vs Nigeria

15:00    Congo vs Guinea

19 January

11:00    Guinea vs Burundi

15:00    Congo vs Zambia

20 January

11:00    Guinea vs Nigeria

15:00    Burundi vs Congo

Junior (U20) competition

16 January

09:00    Guinea vs Nigeria

15:00    Madagascar vs Rwanda

17:00    Congo vs Zimbabwe

17 January

09:00    Nigeria vs Madagascar

13:00    Zimbabwe vs Guinea

17:00    Rwanda vs Congo

18 January

09:00    Guinea vs Rwanda

13:00    Nigeria vs Zimbabwe

17:00    Madagascar vs Congo

19 January

09:00    Madagascar vs Zimbabwe

13:00    Rwanda vs Nigeria

17:00    Congo vs Guinea

20 January

09:00    Zimbabwe vs Rwanda

13:00    Guinea vs Madagascar

17:00    Nigeria vs Congo

Photo: Handball Federation Zimbabwe