Handball at the African Games


Handball has been an African Games event since the first edition in 1965 in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

Handball at the African Games
Handball
First event1965 Brazzaville
Occur everyfour years
Last event2019 Rabat
Most successful team(s)M:  Egypt (7 titles)
W:  Angola (7 titles)

Men's tournaments


Summaries

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1965
Details
Brazzaville
United Arab Rep.
22 – 7
Ivory Coast

Tunisia
13–10
Madagascar
1973
Details
Lagos
Algeria
14 – 12
Egypt

Senegal
17 – 7
Ivory Coast
1978
Details
Algiers
Algeria
20 – 13
Tunisia

Cameroon
36 – 20
Madagascar
1987
Details
Nairobi
Algeria
17 – 15
Congo

Egypt
17 – 11
Cameroon
1991
Details
Cairo
Egypt
n/a
Algeria

Nigeria
n/a
Cameroon
1995
Details
Harare
Egypt
n/a
Cameroon

Nigeria
n/a
Zimbabwe
1999
Details
Johannesburg
Algeria
n/a
Egypt

Ghana
n/a
South Africa
2003
Details
Abuja
Egypt
31 – 29
Algeria

Nigeria
35 – 33
Senegal
2007
Details
Algiers
Egypt
29 – 21
Algeria

Tunisia
34 – 31
Angola
2011
Details
Maputo
Egypt
24 – 20
Angola

Algeria
25 – 24
Senegal
2015
Details
Brazzaville
Egypt
25 – 23
Angola

Congo
32 – 29
Nigeria
2019
Details
Rabat1
Angola
31 – 25
Egypt

Morocco
25 – 22
Algeria
2023
Details
Accra
^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.
^1 Handball tournament held in Casablanca.

Participating nations

Nation 65
73
78
87
91
95
99
03
07
11
15
19
23
Years
 Algeria1st1st1st2nd1st2nd2nd3rd4th9
 Angola4th2nd2nd1st4
 Benin8th1
 Burkina Faso9th1
 Cameroon3rd4th4th2nd5th5th6th6
 Congo4th2nd7th3rd4
 DR Congo7th9th5th3
 Ivory Coast2nd4th7th7th4
 Egypt1st2ndw/o3rd1st1st2nd1st1st1st1st2nd11
 Ethiopia6th1
 Gabon9th6th2
 Ghana3rd6th12th3
 Guinea7th1
 Kenya7th10th10th3
 Libya5th1
 Madagascar6th11th2
 Morocco3rd1
 Mozambique8th1
 Nigeria4th3rd3rd3rd6th5th4th6th8
 Senegal3rd5th5th4th4th8th5
 South Africa4th8th2
 Tunisia3rd2nd3rd3
 Zambia8th1
 Zimbabwe4th1

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Women's tournaments


Summaries

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1978
Details
Algiers
Algeria
17 – 12
Cameroon

Tunisia
19 – 6
Ivory Coast
1987
Details
Nairobi
Ivory Coast
22 – 11
Congo

Cameroon
18 – 13
Senegal
1991
Details
Cairo
Angola
23 – 19
Ivory Coast

Nigeria
31 – ??
Senegal
1995
Details
Harare
Angola
22 – 21
Congo

Nigeria

Algeria
1999
Details
Johannesburg
Angola
29 – 19
Congo

Cameroon
30 – 25
Algeria
2003
Details
Abuja
Cameroon
28 – 27
Ivory Coast

Angola
35 – 27
Congo
2007
Details
Algiers
Angola
35 – 22
Congo

Ivory Coast
25 – 24
Cameroon
2011
Details
Maputo
Angola
41 – 23
Congo

Cameroon
26 – 20
Algeria
2015
Details
Brazzaville
Angola
33 – 29
Cameroon

Senegal
25 – 24
Nigeria
2019
Details
Rabat1
Angola
28 – 25
Cameroon

DR Congo
32 – 22
Guinea
2023
Details
Accra
^1 Handball tournament held in Casablanca.

Participating nations

Nation 78
87
91
95
99
03
07
11
15
19
23
Years
 Algeria1st4th4th6th7th4th6th7
 Angola1st1st1st3rd1st1st1st1st8
 Burkina Faso8th1
 Cape Verde8th1
 Cameroon2nd3rd3rd1st4th3rd2nd2nd8
 Congo2nd2nd2nd4th2nd2nd6th7
 DR Congo7th6th7th3rd4
 Ivory Coast4th1st2nd5th2nd3rd5th7
 Egypt6th5th2
 Ghana10th1
 Guinea4th1
 Kenya8th8th7th10th10th5
 Madagascar12th1
 Mali9th1
 Morocco7th1
 Mozambique11th1
 Nigeria5th3rd3rd5th5th5th4th9th8
 Senegal4th4th6th9th3rd5
 South Africa7th1
 Tunisia3rd6th5th3
 Uganda7th8th2
 Zambia11th1
 Zimbabwe6th1

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Medal table


See also