1979 African Men's Handball Championship


The 1979 African Men's Handball Championship was the third edition of the African Men's Handball Championship, held in Brazzaville, People's Republic of the Congo, from 20 to 31 July 1979. It acted as the African qualifying tournament for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[1]

1979 African Men's Championship
Marien N'Gouabi Cup
Tournament details
Host country Congo
Dates20–31 July
Teams9 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Tunisia (3rd title)
Runner-up Egypt
Third place Algeria
Fourth place Congo
Next

In the final, Tunisia win their third title to beat Egypt in the final game.

Qualified teams


Group stage


All times are local (UTC+1).

     Team advance to the knockout stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Angola 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Cameroon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Togo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: [citation needed]
Algeria  43–15  Angola Brazzaville

Algeria  31–24  Cameroon Brazzaville

Algeria  29–22  Togo Brazzaville

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Congo (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Ivory Coast 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Madagascar (W) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: [citation needed]
(H) Host; (W) Withdrew

Knockout stage


 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
29 July – Brazzaville
 
 
 Egypt
 
31 July – Brazzaville
 
 Congo
 
 Egypt15
 
29 July – Brazzaville
 
 Tunisia21
 
 Tunisia23
 
 
 Algeria18
 
Third place
 
 
30 July – Brazzaville
 
 
 Congo24
 
 
 Algeria26

Semifinals

29 July 1979 Egypt   Congo Brazzaville

29 July 1979 Tunisia  23–18  Algeria Brazzaville

Third place game

30 July 1979 Congo  24–26  Algeria Brazzaville

Final

30 July 1979 Egypt  15–21  Tunisia Brazzaville
(8–11)

Final ranking


Tunisia qualified for Olympic tournament 1980 but refused to play, Egypt apparently too. So Algeria took their place.

Team qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics
RankTeam
 Tunisia
 Egypt
 Algeria
4 Congo
5 Cameroon
6 Togo
7 Ivory Coast
8 Nigeria
9 Angola

References


  1. "Men Handball III Africa Championship 1979 Congo". todor66.com. Todor Krastev. 26 November 2016.