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African Men’s Handball Nations Championship: Nigeria face Angola, Gabon & Libya

Nigeria senior men’s national team have been drawn against Angola, Gabon and Libya in Group B for the next year’s African Men’s Handball Championship in Tunisia.

The draw for the 24th edition of the biggest handball competition in the continent on October 19 was held in Tunis.

The west African nation are faced with a tricky challenge in Group B, launching their campaign against three-time bronze winners Angola before hoping to negotiate past the Liybians and Congolese.

Nigeria are yet to reach the final of the continental showpiece, with the country’s best outing at South Africa 1998 when they finished fourth following a 35-26 loss to Egypt in a third-place match.

Having reached the quarterfinal of the 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco, they will hope to excel at the Africa Cup of Nations which is expected to hold in Tunis scheduled to be held from January 15 to 26.

The tournament also serves as a qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and for 2021 World Handball Championship in Egypt.

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