Nigeria seek Rio 2016 Olympic Games handball ticket

By Daily Sports on January 15, 2016

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The African Men’s Handball Championship in Egypt will have Nigeria’s handball team in competition, as they hope to qualify for their first Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro.

According to the African Handball Confederation, the championship, which also serves as qualifiers for the 2017 World Men’s Championship, will run from Thursday 21 January to Saturday 30 January, 2016.

The two finalists of the competition will qualify for the Rio Olympic Games.

Nigeria are in Group A with hosts Egypt, seven times African champions Algeria, Cameroon, Gabon and Morocco.

Group B comprises Tunisia, Angola, Congo, Libya, DR Congo and Kenya.

Nigeria will play their first match of the championship on Thursday 21 against Cameroon. On the 22nd, they will face Egypt before taking on Gabon the following day.

They will square off against Morocco on the 25th before rounding off their group matches on the 26th, when they go head-to-head with Algeria. (AllAfrica.Com)

•Photo shows Nigeria’s senior male handball team (green jersey) in action.

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 15, 2016


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