2008 African Men's Handball Championship


The 2008 African Men's Handball Championship was the 18th edition of the African Men's Handball Championship, held in Angola, from 8 to 17 January 2008. It acted as the African qualifying tournament for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2009 World Championship in Croatia.[1]

2008 African Men's Championship
Tournament details
Host country Angola
Dates8–17 January
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Egypt (5th title)
Runner-up Tunisia
Third place Algeria
Fourth place Angola
Tournament statistics
Matches40
Goals scored2326 (58.15 per match)
Top scorer(s) Hamed Hamed (32 goals)
Best player Hamed Hamed
Next

Egypt win their fifth title beating Tunisia in the final game 27–25.

Venues


Luanda Cabinda
Pavilhão da Cidadela Pavilhão do Tafe
Capacity: 6,873 Capacity: 2,000
Lubango
Pavilhão Nossa Senhora do Monte
Capacity: 2,000

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
 Tunisia 3 3 0 0 95 68 +27 6
 Angola (H) 3 1 0 2 81 83 2 2
 Cameroon 3 1 0 2 82 87 5 2
 DR Congo 3 1 0 2 83 103 20 2
Source: [citation needed]
(H) Host
10 January 2008
16:00
Tunisia  29–24  Cameroon Pavilhão do Tafe, Cabinda
(14–14)
10 January 2008
18:00
Angola  30–33  DR Congo Pavilhão do Tafe, Cabinda
(14–14)

11 January 2008
16:00
Cameroon  31–27  DR Congo Pavilhão do Tafe, Cabinda
(17–13)
11 January 2008
18:00
Tunisia  24–20  Angola Pavilhão do Tafe, Cabinda
(13–10)

12 January 2008
16:00
Tunisia  42–23  DR Congo Pavilhão do Tafe, Cabinda
(22–12)
12 January 2008
16:00
Angola  31–26  Cameroon Pavilhão do Tafe, Cabinda
(14–10)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 3 3 0 0 90 65 +25 6
 Algeria 3 2 0 1 75 65 +10 4
 Morocco 3 1 0 2 71 82 11 2
 Nigeria 3 0 0 3 65 89 24 0
Source: [citation needed]
10 January 2008
16:00
Egypt  26–23  Algeria Pavilhão Nossa Senhora do Monte, Lubango
(14–13)
10 January 2008
18:00
Morocco  30–25  Nigeria Pavilhão Nossa Senhora do Monte, Lubango
(18–10)

11 January 2008
16:00
Egypt  31–22  Morocco Pavilhão Nossa Senhora do Monte, Lubango
(15–10)
11 January 2008
18:00
Algeria  26–20  Nigeria Pavilhão Nossa Senhora do Monte, Lubango
(14–9)

12 January 2008
16:00
Egypt  33–20  Nigeria Pavilhão Nossa Senhora do Monte, Lubango
(12–10)
12 January 2008
18:00
Algeria  26–19  Morocco Pavilhão Nossa Senhora do Monte, Lubango
(17–9)

Knockout stage


 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
15 January – Luanda
 
 
 Egypt35
 
17 January – Luanda
 
 Angola27
 
 Egypt27
 
15 January – Luanda
 
 Tunisia25
 
 Tunisia41
 
 
 Algeria25
 
Third place
 
 
17 January – Luanda
 
 
 Angola20
 
 
 Algeria23
5–8 place bracket
 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
14 January – Cabinda
 
 
 DR Congo30
 
15 January – Cabinda
 
 Morocco28
 
 DR Congo31
 
14 January – Cabinda
 
 Nigeria30
 
 Nigeria (ET)37
 
 
 Cameroon36
 
Third place
 
 
15 January – Cabinda
 
 
 Morocco23
 
 
 Cameroon32

5–8th place bracket

14 January 2008
17:00
DR Congo  30–28  Morocco Pavilhão do Tafe, Cabinda
(16–11)

February 19
19:30 UTC+2
Nigeria  37–36 (ET)  Cameroon Pavilhão do Tafe, Cabinda
(15–18)

FT: 31–31 ET: 2–2, 4–3

Semifinals

15 January 2008
14:00
Tunisia  41–25  Algeria Pavilhão da Cidadela, Luanda
(17–11)

15 January 2008
18:00
Egypt  35–28  Angola Pavilhão da Cidadela, Luanda
(19–14)

Seventh place game

15 January 2008
15:00
Morocco  32–23  Cameroon Pavilhão do Tafe, Cabinda
(20–11)

Fifth place game

15 January 2008
17:00
DR Congo  31–30  Nigeria Pavilhão do Tafe, Cabinda
(14–15)

Third place game

16 January 2008
18:00
Algeria  23–20  Angola Pavilhão da Cidadela, Luanda
(11–11)

Final

17 January 2008
20:00
Egypt  27–25  Tunisia Pavilhão da Cidadela, Luanda
(12–16)

Final ranking


Qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics & the 2009 World Championship
Qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics Qualifier & the 2009 World Championship
RankTeam
 Egypt
 Tunisia
 Algeria
4 Angola
5 DR Congo
6 Nigeria
7 Cameroon
8 Morocco

References


  1. "Men Handball XVIII Africa Championship 2008 – Angola". todor66.com. Todor Krastev. 26 November 2016.