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The African Handball Nations Championship is the official competition for senior national handball teams of Africa, and takes place every two years. In addition to crowning the African champions, the tournament also serves as a qualifying tournament for the Olympic Games and for World Handball Championship. Started in 1974, it is the oldest continental handball competition. The current champions are Tunisia, who won the 2018 tournament in Gabon.

African Men's Handball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 African Men's Handball Championship
SportHandball
Founded1974
Inaugural season1974
No. of teams12
ContinentCAHB (Africa)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Tunisia (10th title)
Most titles Tunisia (10 titles)

Only three countries have won the tournament. Tunisia, winner of the first edition, has won the title a record ten times. Algeria, with seven titles, and Egypt, with six titles, are the only two other teams to have won the competition.

Contents

SummariesEdit

Year Host Final Third place match
Champion Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1974
Details
 
Tunisia
 
Tunisia
n/a  
Cameroon
 
Senegal
n/a  
Togo
1976
Details
 
Algeria
 
Tunisia
n1  
Algeria
 
Cameroon
n1  
Togo
1979
Details
 
Congo
 
Tunisia
21–17  
Egypt
 
Algeria
26–24  
Congo
1981
Details
 
Tunisia
 
Algeria
30–25  
Ivory Coast
 
Tunisia
 
Egypt
1983
Details
 
Egypt
 
Algeria
25–24  
Congo
 
Tunisia
29–24  
Egypt
1985
Details
 
Angola
 
Algeria
23–17  
Tunisia
 
Congo
 
Egypt
1987
Details
 
Morocco
 
Algeria
22–16  
Egypt
 
Tunisia
 
Congo
1989
Details
 
Algeria
 
Algeria
18–17  
Egypt
 
Tunisia
 
Congo
1991
Details
 
Egypt
 
Egypt
n/a  
Algeria
 
Tunisia
n/a  
Morocco
1992
Details
 
Ivory Coast
 
Egypt
 
Tunisia
 
Algeria
 
Zaire
1994
Details
 
Tunisia
 
Tunisia
18–16  
Algeria
 
Egypt
 
Morocco
1996
Details
 
Benin
 
Algeria
21–19 (ET)  
Tunisia
 
Egypt
28–21  
Morocco
1998
Details
 
South Africa
 
Tunisia
22–19  
Algeria
 
Egypt
35–26  
Nigeria
2000
Details
 
Algeria
 
Egypt
n/a  
Algeria
 
Tunisia
n/a  
Morocco
2002
Details
 
Morocco
 
Tunisia
25–19  
Algeria
 
Egypt
35–25  
Morocco
2004
Details
 
Egypt
 
Egypt
31–28  
Tunisia
 
Angola
31–30  
Algeria
2006
Details
 
Tunisia
 
Tunisia
26–21  
Egypt
 
Morocco
26–25  
Angola
2008
Details
 
Angola
 
Egypt
27–25  
Tunisia
 
Algeria
23–20  
Angola
2010
Details
 
Egypt
 
Tunisia
24–21  
Egypt
 
Algeria
30–22  
DR Congo
2012
Details
 
Morocco
 
Tunisia
23–20  
Algeria
 
Egypt
29–15  
Morocco
2014
Details
 
Algeria
 
Algeria
25–21  
Tunisia
 
Egypt
31–24  
Angola
2016
Details
 
Egypt
 
Egypt
21–19  
Tunisia
 
Angola
25–19  
Algeria
2018
Details
 
Gabon
 
Tunisia
26–24  
Egypt
 
Angola
29–26  
Morocco
2020
Details
 
Tunisia
Future event Future event
2022
Details
 
Morocco
Future event Future event
2024
Details
 
Algeria
Future event Future event
^n1 Egypt finished 2nd however it was disqualified.
^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Performance by nationEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Tunisia107623
2  Algeria77418
3  Egypt66618
4  Cameroon0112
  Congo0112
6  Ivory Coast0101
7  Angola0033
8  Morocco0011
  Senegal0011
Totals (9 nations)23232369

Participating nationsEdit

Legend
Team  
1974
(5)
 
1976
(7)
 
1979
(8)
 
1981
(8)
 
1983
(6)
 
1985
(6)
 
1987
(7)
 
1989
(7)
 
1991
(7)
 
1992
(8)
 
1994
(10)
 
1996
(10)
 
1998
(10)
 
2000
(7)
 
2002
(12)
 
2004
(11)
 
2006
(11)
 
2008
(8)
 
2010
(12)
 
2012
(12)
 
2014
(12)
 
2016
(12)
 
2018
(10)
 
2020
()
Years
  Algeria × 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 4th 6th 22
  Angola 5th 5th 5th 7th 7th 8th 6th 3rd 4th 4th 5th 6th 4th 3rd 3rd 15
  Benin 9th 1
  Burkina Faso 12th 1
  Cameroon 2nd 3rd 5th 7th 9th 5th 5th 9th 7th 10th 7th 5th 5th 9th 14
  Central African Rep. 5th 1
  Congo 4th 7th 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 7th 5th 6th 6th 5th 11th 10th 6th 8th 9th 7th 8th 7th 19
  DR Congo × × × × × × × × × 4th 7th 8th 8th 11th 5th 4th 8th 10th 7th 8th 11
  Ivory Coast 6th 7th 2nd 6th 6th 6th 6th 5th 5th 6th 8th 7th 10th 7th 12th 10th 16
  Djibouti 8th 10th 2
  Egypt ×× 2nd 4th 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 22
  Gabon × × × × × × × × × × × 6th 12th 8th 9th 11th 9th 11th 5th 8
  Ghana 8th 1
  Guinea 8th 1
  Kenya 9th 12th 2
  Libya × × × × × × × × × × × 11th 11th 12th 9th 4
  Morocco 5th 5th 4th 7th 4th 4th 5th 4th 4th 6th 3rd 8th 6th 4th 6th 6th 4th 17
  Nigeria × × 8th 6th × × × × × × × 5th 4th 7th 10th 6th 7th 11th 10th 10th 11
  Senegal 3rd 5th 6th 6th 9th 9th 7th 5th 8th 9
  South Africa 10th 1
  Togo 4th 4th 6th 7th 10th 5
  Tunisia 1st 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st Q 24

See alsoEdit

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