Egyptian handball team emerged victorious in a thrilling final match against arch-rivals Algeria, claiming their ninth African Handball Championship title on home soil.
The Pharaohs dominated the game from start to finish, ultimately securing a convincing 29-21 victory.
Egypt’s dominance was evident from the opening whistle, as they raced to a 4-0 lead.
Their resolute defense stifled Algeria’s offense, forcing them to wait six minutes for their first goal.
The Pharaohs maintained their control throughout the first half, building a comfortable 17-10 advantage at the break.
The second half saw no let-up from Egypt. Goalkeeper Karim Hendawi put on a stellar performance, while Yehya Khaled and Man of the Match Yehya El-Deraa orchestrated the offense with precision.
Egypt’s relentless pressure kept Algeria at bay, ensuring a comfortable victory and solidifying their continental reign.
This triumph marks Egypt’s ninth African Championship title, placing them just one behind record-holder Tunisia. Algeria remain third with seven championships to their name.
With this victory, Egypt secures their place as Africa’s representative at the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris, while Algeria will have to navigate a playoff tournament to secure their spot.