Egypt’s national handball team qualifies for African Games final

Egypt’s national handball team qualified for the final of the African Games after beating Algeria 40-22 on Wednesday in the semi-final held in Morocco.

In the first half of the game, Egypt beat Algeria 21-12 before the gap widened during the second half.

The winner of the Morocco-Angola match will face Egypt in the final scheduled for Thursday.

In the earlier stages of the tournament, Egypt managed to beat Guinea in the opening match with a score of 42/22 before defeating Zambia 42/23.

Handball officials telephoned team members to congratulate them on qualifying and to ask players to continue doing their best.

Egypt’s squad for the African tournament includes Omar al-Wakil, Abdel Aziz Ehab, Shehab Abdallah, Ahmed Qassem, Saif al-Daraa, Ahmed Rady, Mohsen Ramadan, Omar Castillo, Omar Samy, Khaled Walid, Shady Mahmoud, Abdel Fattah Ali, Abdel Rahman Taha, Abdel Rahman Hamed, Saif Hany and Mohab Saeed.

Egypt won the bronze medal at the world championship a few weeks ago.

Egypt’s national junior handball team made history earlier in August by beating Germany 32-28 in the U-19 World Cup final held in Macedonia, becoming the first ever non-European team to win the title.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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