Friday 24 January 2020
Egypt qualified for the African handball final currently being held in Tunisia, after defeating Algeria in the 30-27 semi-final, which took place today, Friday, in Rades Gallery.
With this result, the Egyptian team continued its path towards qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, and it remains for him one step, which is facing the winner from Tunisia and Angola in the African Championship final, and the team needs to win the African title in order to qualify for Tokyo 2020.
The champion of this competition will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, while the second and third place qualifiers will qualify for the World Qualifiers to qualify for the Olympics.
Summary of the first half
Egypt did not enter the game well in the first five minutes of its start, as its players scored only two goals, including one from a penalty kick, and in return, the Algerian team scored 3 goals.
Although Algeria advanced by two goals again, the Egyptian team managed to tie again at the 9th minute, taking advantage of a numerical deficiency in the Algerian team after its player Hisham Daoud stopped for two minutes.
Egypt led for the first time in the match in the middle of the first half, after Mohamed Sanad scored the eighth goal, despite advancing by two goals, but Algeria tied again at the score 9-9 ten minutes before the end of the first half.
The tie continued to dominate the atmosphere of the first half until the end of it, before Wissam Nawar managed to obtain a penalty kick for the team with the last second of the first half, successfully translated by Mohamed Sanad into a goal, to end the half with the Egyptian team advancing 15-14.
Summary of the second half
The beginning of the second half witnessed an improvement in the performance of the national team, and they succeeded in widening the difference with the Algerian team to 4 goals after 6 minutes had passed at the result 20-16.
The Egyptian team succeeded in caring and improving the defensive part since the beginning of the second half, compared to the poor performance of the team in defense during the first half.
The Egyptian team maintained its superiority in the match, and expanded the difference with the Algerian national team to 6 goals, relying on the strong defense on which it relied during the events of this half, to make the result after the passage of 15 minutes 25-19.
The Egyptian national team continued to outperform the match and widened the difference with the Algerian national team to 7 goals, 7 minutes before the end of the match.
The Algerian players reduced the difference with the Egyptian team to 4 goals, five minutes before the end of the match.
The Spanish referee team best known the red card to one of the players in the Algerian national team three minutes before the end of the match.
Despite Algerias attempts to return to the match, the Egyptian team maintained its progress, deciding the match in its favor by a score of 30-27.