African Men's Handball Championship

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:
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.

Summaries

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
26–24
Tunisia

Algeria
28–16
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 nation

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

Participating nations

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
(17)
Years
 Algeria ×2nd3rd1st1st1st1st1st2nd3rd2nd1st2nd2nd2nd4th5th3rd3rd2nd1st4th6thQ 23
 Angola 5th5th5th7th7th8th6th3rd4th4th5th6th4th3rd3rdQ 16
 Benin 9th 1
 Burkina Faso 12th 1
 Cameroon 2nd3rd5th7th9th5th5th9th7th10th7th5th5th9thQ 15
 Cape Verde Q 1
 Central African Rep. 5th 1
 Congo 4th7th2nd3rd4th4th7th5th6th6th5th11th10th6th8th9th7th8th7thQ 20
 DR Congo ×××××××××4th7th8th8th11th5th4th8th10th7th8thQ 12
 Djibouti 8th10th 2
 Egypt ××2nd4th4th4th2nd2nd1st1st3rd3rd3rd1st3rd1st2nd1st2nd3rd3rd1st2ndQ 22
 Gabon ×××××××××××6th12th8th9th11th9th11th5thQ 9
 Ghana 8th 1
 Guinea 8thQ 2
 Ivory Coast 6th7th2nd6th6th6th6th5th5th6th8th7th10th7th12th10thQ 17
 Kenya 9th12thQ 3
 Libya ×××××××××××11th11th12th9thQ 5
 Morocco 5th5th4th7th4th4th5th4th4th6th3rd8th6th4th6th6th4thQ 18
 Nigeria ××8th6th×××××××5th4th7th10th6th7th11th10th10thQ 12
 Senegal 3rd5th6th6th9th9th7th5th8th 9
 South Africa 10th 1
 Togo 4th4th6th7th10th 5
 Tunisia 1st1st1st3rd3rd2nd3rd3rd3rd2nd1st2nd1st3rd1st2nd1st2nd1st1st2nd2nd1stQ 25
 Zambia Q 1

See also

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