2014 African Men's Handball Championship


The 2014 African Men's Handball Championship was the 21st edition of the African Men's Handball Championship, held in Algiers and Chéraga, Algeria, from 16 to 25 January 2014. It acted as the African qualifying tournament for the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship in Qatar.

2014 African Men's Championship
Tournament details
Host country Algeria
Dates16–25 January
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Algeria (7th title)
Runner-up Tunisia
Third place Egypt
Fourth place Angola
Tournament statistics
Matches42
Goals scored2255 (53.69 per match)
Top scorer(s) Messaoud Berkous
(44 goals)
Best player Messaoud Berkous
Next

In the final, hosts Algeria beat Tunisia 25–21 to win their seventh title after beating

Venues


Algiers Algiers
Hacène Harcha Arena La Coupole d’Alger Arena
Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 5,500
Chéraga
Salle Chéraga
Capacity: 3,000

Qualification


Qualified teams

CountryPrevious appearances in tournament1
 Algeria19 (1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Angola12 (1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Cameroon11 (1974, 1976, 1979, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Congo16 (1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012)
 DR Congo8 (1992, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Egypt18 (1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Gabon5 (2000, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2012)
 Libya2 (2004, 2010)
 Morocco15 (1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Nigeria8 (1979, 1981, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010)
 Senegal8 (1974, 1976, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2002, 2004, 2012)
 Tunisia20 (1974, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italics indicates host.

Referees


11 couples were announced for the competition.

Squads


Draw


The draw was held on 9 October 2013.[1][2]

Group A Group B

 Tunisia
 Egypt
 Senegal
 Cameroon
 Gabon
 Libya

 Algeria
 Morocco
 Angola
 Congo
 DR Congo
 Nigeria

Preliminary round


All times are local (UTC+1).

     Team advance to the Knockout stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Tunisia 5 5 0 0 157 103 +54 10
 Egypt 5 4 0 1 142 105 +37 8
 Cameroon 5 2 1 2 128 144 16 5
 Senegal 5 2 0 3 138 152 14 4
 Gabon 5 1 0 4 121 147 26 2
 Libya 5 0 1 4 103 138 35 1
Source: [citation needed]
16 January 2014
10:00
Egypt  32–21  Senegal Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Allade, Dagba (BEN)
Ahmed Moustafa 7 (19–9) Sarr 5
  Report  
16 January 2014
12:15
Tunisia  27–18  Libya La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Deche, Ghouarda (ALG)
Boughanmi 6 (13–8) El Bernawi 3
  Report   
16 January 2014
12:15
Cameroon  28–26  Gabon Salle Chéraga, Chéraga
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Yamo 9 (13–8) Aubyang 8
  Report  

17 January 2014
16:15
Libya  23–35  Senegal La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Benfetima, Benfetima (ALG)
Galmoz, Ben Zegiam 5 (13–19) Sarr 8
  Report   
17 January 2014
18:30
Gabon  23–33  Tunisia La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Akpatsa, Assignon (TOG)
four players 4 (12–14) three players 5
  Report  
17 January 2014
20:15
Cameroon  22–33  Egypt Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Bekono, Enoh 4 (11–18) Mohamed Alaa, Mohamed Mahmoud 5
  Report  

18 January 2014
15:45
Senegal  22–37  Tunisia Salle Harcha, Algiers
Diarra 4 (8–17) Tej, Boughanmi 7
  Report  
18 January 2014
18:30
Libya  21–21  Cameroon La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Camara, Diakite (GUI)
G. Mohamed, Moez 5 (10–13) Yamo 5
  Report  
18 January 2014
20:15
Egypt  30–21  Gabon Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Mohamed Mahmoud 6 (16–10) Tsagoulela, Aubyang 4
  Report  

20 January 2014
14:00
Senegal  30–23  Gabon La Coupole, Algiers
(13–12)
Report
20 January 2014
15:45
Tunisia  34–20  Cameroon Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Jallouz 5 (22–12) Enoh 8
  Report  
20 January 2014
18:30
Egypt  27–15  Libya La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Akpatsa, Assignon (TOG)
Mahmoud 6 (15–11) E. Mohamed 7
   Report

21 January 2014
13:30
Senegal  30–37  Cameroon Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Allade, Dagba (BEN)
Diaw, Sarr 7 (18–17) Yamo 9
  Report  
21 January 2014
16:15
Gabon  28–26  Libya La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Camara, Diakite (GUI)
Mamadou Wora Dia 8 (12–14) Ali 7
   Report  
21 January 2014
20:15
Tunisia  26–20  Egypt Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Akpatsa, Assignon (TOG)
Boughanmi 8 (15–7) Mohamed Mahmoud 6
   Report   

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria (H) 5 5 0 0 144 93 +51 10
 Angola 5 3 0 2 139 122 +17 6
 Morocco 5 3 0 2 135 129 +6 6
 Congo 5 2 0 3 136 170 34 4
 DR Congo 5 2 0 3 143 141 +2 4
 Nigeria 5 0 0 5 118 160 42 0
Source: [citation needed]
(H) Host
16 January 2014
10:00
Congo  36–33  DR Congo Salle Chéraga, Chéraga
Referees: Mohamed, Tamer (EGY)
Taty 8 (17–16) Bakekolo 8
   Report  
16 January 2014
12:15
Morocco  23–29  Angola Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
Mhais 8 (13–15) Ferreira, Lopes 7
   Report   
16 January 2014
18:00
Algeria  34–16  Nigeria Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Hamoud 6 (19–8) S. Aliyu 6
  Report  

17 January 2014
14:00
Congo  23–36  Morocco La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Angao 7 (12–17) Idir 11
  Report  
17 January 2014
15:45
Nigeria  19–27  Angola Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Camara, Diakite (GUI)
Amadi 6 (10–15) Lopes 6
  Report  
17 January 2014
18:00
DR Congo  23–26  Algeria Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Mohamed, Tamer (EGY)
Tuzolana 5 (9–12) Berkous 9
  Report  

18 January 2014
14:00
Nigeria  28–32  Congo La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
B. Aliyu 5 (17–15) Angao 10
  Report
18 January 2014
16:15
Morocco  25–24  DR Congo La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Allade, Dagba (BEN)
El Fil 5 (12–12) Bakekolo 14
   Report  
18 January 2014
18:00
Algeria  23–19  Angola Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Diop, Faye (SEN)
four players 4 (12–8) Lopes 5
  Report  

20 January 2014
16:15
Angola  26–28  DR Congo La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
Lopes 6 (13–16) Bakekolo 8
  Report  
20 January 2014
18:00
Algeria  35–16  Congo Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Tamer, Mohamed (EGY)
Benali 10 (18–6) Angao 8
  Report  
20 January 2014
20:15
Morocco  32–27  Nigeria Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Amba, Tshilanda (COD)
Hicham 5 (15–7) A. Aliyu 11
  Report  

21 January 2014
15:45
Angola  38–29  Congo Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Lopes 9 (19–18) Mboungou 10
  Report  
21 January 2014
18:00
Algeria  26–19  Morocco Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Chebour 7 (11–11) Soufiane 6
   Report  
21 January 2014
18:30
DR Congo  35–28  Nigeria La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
Bakekolo 11 (16–17) A. Aliyu 10
  Report

Knockout stage


Bracket

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
  A1  Tunisia 44  
B4  Congo 21  
  A1  Tunisia 22  
  A2  Egypt 20  
A2  Egypt 24
  B3  Morocco 15  
    A1  Tunisia 21
  B1  Algeria 25
  B2  Angola 24  
A3  Cameroon 21  
  B2  Angola 23 Third place
  B1  Algeria 27  
B1  Algeria 44 A2  Egypt 31
  A4  Senegal 29   B2  Angola 24
5–8th place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place game
 
      
 
23 January
 
 
 Congo20
 
24 January
 
 Morocco34
 
 Morocco25
 
23 January
 
 Cameroon29
 
 Senegal24
 
 
 Cameroon33
 
Seventh place game
 
 
24 January
 
 
 Congo36
 
 
 Senegal35

Quarterfinals

22 January 2014
12:15
Angola  24–21  Cameroon La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Mohamed, Tamer (EGY)
Ferreira 9 (12–12) Yamo 5
  Report  

22 January 2014
18:15
Algeria  44–29  Senegal Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Berkous 10 (21–12) Sarr 9
  Report  

22 January 2014
19:00
Egypt  24–15  Morocco La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Allade, Dagba (BEN)
Ali Zeinedabdin 5 (10–6) Zaroili, Hicham 3
  Report  

22 January 2014
20:45
Tunisia  44–21  Congo Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Deche, Ghouarda (ALG)
Boughanmi 12 (23–8) Taty, Makosso-Tchitembo 5
  Report  

5–8th place semifinals

23 January 2014
15:00
Senegal  24–33  Cameroon Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Benfetima, Benfetima (ALG)
Gomis 5 (12–18) Bekono, Tchinda 6
  Report  

23 January 2014
17:15
Congo  20–34  Morocco La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Deche, Ghouarda (ALG)
Nkounkou, Makosso-Tchitembo 4 (10–18) Zaroili 8
  Report  

Semifinals

24 January 2014
16:00
Tunisia  22–20  Egypt Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Toumi 7 (10–12) Mohamed Mahmoud 7
  Report  

24 January 2014
18:15
Algeria  27–23  Angola Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Akpatsa, Assignon (TOG)
Berkous 9 (13–11) Ferreira 7
  Report  

Eleventh place game

23 January 2014
17:15
Libya  25–26  Nigeria Salle Chéraga, Chéraga
(11–13)

Ninth place game

23 January 2014
15:00
Gabon  23–22  DR Congo Salle Chéraga, Chéraga
(10–10)

Seventh place game

24 January 2014
11:00
Congo  36–35  Senegal La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Benfetima, Benfetima (ALG)
Angao 13 (22–16) Sall, Sarr 7
  Report  

Fifth place game

24 January 2014
15:00
Morocco  25–29  Cameroon La Coupole, Algiers
Referees: Diop, Faye (SEN)
Soufiane 8 (17–13) Fankwa 5
  Report  

Third place game

25 January 2014
13:45
Egypt  31–24  Angola Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Zeinedabdin 10 (19–12) Pestana, Kamuanga 5
  Report  

Final

25 January 2014
18:15
Algeria  25–21  Tunisia Salle Harcha, Algiers
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Berkous, Chebour 6 (12–11) Tej 4
  Report  

Ranking and statistics


Final ranking

Qualified for the 2015 World Championship
Rank Team
 Algeria
 Tunisia
 Egypt
4 Angola
5 Cameroon
6 Morocco
7 Congo
8 Senegal
9 Gabon
10 DR Congo
11 Nigeria
12 Libya

All Star Team

The All-star team and award winners were announced

PositionPlayer
Goalkeeper Abdelmalek Slahdji (ALG)
Right wing Aymen Toumi (TUN)
Right back Sassi Boultif (ALG)
Central back Abdelkader Rahim (ALG)
Left back Selim Hedoui (TUN)
Left wing Riad Chehbour (ALG)
Pivot Mohamed Mokrani (ALG)

Other awards

AwardPlayer
Most Valuable Player Messaoud Berkous (ALG)
Topscorer Messaoud Berkous (ALG) (44 goals)

See also


References


  1. "Press release". cahbonline.info. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  2. "Results of the draw". cahbonline.info. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013.