1981 African Men's Handball Championship

The 1981 African Men's Handball Championship was the fourth edition of the African Men's Handball Championship, held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 18 July to 1 August 1981. It acted as the African qualifying tournament for the 1982 World Championship in West Germany.[1]

1981 African Men's Championship
Tournament details
Host country Tunisia
Dates18 July – 1 August
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Algeria (1st title)
Runner-up Ivory Coast
Third place Tunisia
Fourth place Egypt

In the final, Algeria win their first title beating Ivory Coast in the final game.

Qualified teams



Group A Group B Group C



 Central African Republic
 Ivory Coast

Group stage

     Team advance to the knockout stage

Group A

Group B

Knockout stage


Third place game

31 July 1981 Tunisia   Egypt Tunis


1 August 1981 Algeria  30–25  Ivory Coast Tunis

Final ranking

Team qualified for the 1982 World Championship
 Ivory Coast
4 Egypt
5 Angola
6 Nigeria
7 Congo
8 Guinea


  1. "Men Handball IV Africa Championship 1981 Tunisia". todor66.com. Todor Krastev. 26 November 2016.