African Men's Handball Championship

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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)

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.

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.

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third place match
Champion Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1974
Details
Tunisia
Tunisia

Tunisia
n/a
Cameroon

Senegal
n/a
Togo
1976
Details
Algeria
Algeria

Tunisia
n1
Algeria

Cameroon
n1
Togo
1979
Details
Republic of the Congo
Congo

Tunisia
21–17
Egypt

Algeria
26–24
Congo
1981
Details
Tunisia
Tunisia

Algeria
30–25
Ivory Coast

Tunisia

Egypt
1983
Details
Egypt
Egypt

Algeria
25–24
Congo

Tunisia
29–24
Egypt
1985
Details
Angola
Angola

Algeria
23–17
Tunisia

Congo

Egypt
1987
Details
Morocco
Morocco

Algeria
22–16
Egypt

Tunisia

Congo
1989
Details
Algeria
Algeria

Algeria
18–17
Egypt

Tunisia

Congo
1991
Details
Egypt
Egypt

Egypt
n/a
Algeria

Tunisia
n/a
Morocco
1992
Details
Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast

Egypt

Tunisia

Algeria

Zaire
1994
Details
Tunisia
Tunisia

Tunisia
18–16
Algeria

Egypt

Morocco
1996
Details
Benin
Benin

Algeria
21–19 (ET)
Tunisia

Egypt
28–21
Morocco
1998
Details
South Africa
South Africa

Tunisia
22–19
Algeria

Egypt
35–26
Nigeria
2000
Details
Algeria
Algeria

Egypt
n/a
Algeria

Tunisia
n/a
Morocco
2002
Details
Morocco
Morocco

Tunisia
25–19
Algeria

Egypt
35–25
Morocco
2004
Details
Egypt
Egypt

Egypt
31–28
Tunisia

Angola
31–30
Algeria
2006
Details
Tunisia
Tunisia

Tunisia
26–21
Egypt

Morocco
26–25
Angola
2008
Details
Angola
Angola

Egypt
27–25
Tunisia

Algeria
23–20
Angola
2010
Details
Egypt
Egypt

Tunisia
24–21
Egypt

Algeria
30–22
DR Congo
2012
Details
Morocco
Morocco

Tunisia
23–20
Algeria

Egypt
29–15
Morocco
2014
Details
Algeria
Algeria

Algeria
25–21
Tunisia

Egypt
31–24
Angola
2016
Details
Egypt
Egypt

Egypt
21–19
Tunisia

Angola
25–19
Algeria
2018
Details
Gabon
Gabon

Tunisia
26–24
Egypt

Angola
29–26
Morocco
2020
Details
Tunisia
Tunisia
Future event Future event
2022
Details
Morocco
Morocco
Future event Future event
2024
Details
Algeria
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 nation[edit]

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

Participating nations[edit]

Legend
Team Tunisia
1974
(5)
Algeria
1976
(7)
Republic of the Congo
1979
(8)
Tunisia
1981
(8)
Egypt
1983
(6)
Angola
1985
(6)
Morocco
1987
(7)
Algeria
1989
(7)
Egypt
1991
(7)
Ivory Coast
1992
(8)
Tunisia
1994
(10)
Benin
1996
(10)
South Africa
1998
(10)
Algeria
2000
(7)
Morocco
2002
(12)
Egypt
2004
(11)
Tunisia
2006
(11)
Angola
2008
(8)
Egypt
2010
(12)
Morocco
2012
(12)
Algeria
2014
(12)
Egypt
2016
(12)
Gabon
2018
(10)
Tunisia
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

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