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Angola beat Cameroon again to win African women’s handball tournament for 4th straight time

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The Palancas Negras of Angola has won the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations women’s handball tournament for the fourth time in a row.

The Angolan ladies defeated Cameroon 29-19 as they did in 2021 on Saturday at Dakar Arena, in Senegal.

Team coach, Catito Nelson, remarked that “it’s the fruit of a lot of hard work. Angola has taken the lead over other African teams.

“We must continue to work hard to improve our handball and keep this dominance so that this group of athletes continues to play at the highest level and win titles for Angola.”

While commenting on the nature of competition from the Angolan, Cameroon’s coach Serge Guebogo, said “faced with a team like Angola with so many qualities: physical qualities, technical qualities, mental qualities, and a great tactical sense, it does not forgive.”

“The message is simply that we have to go back to our roots and work to close the gap between Angola and the other nations.”

In the third-place match, Congo beat the host country Senegal to finish on the podium and return with the bronze medal.

The tournament, which was the 25th edition, was held under the aegis of the African Handball Confederation (ACN) and acted as the African qualifying tournament for the 2023 World Women’s Handball Championship, with the top four teams qualifying.

The next tournament of the ACN Women’s Handball will be held in Cape Verde.

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Qatar 2022: Senegal beat Ecuador 2-1, qualify for knockout stage

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African champions, Senegal, have become the first team from the continent to qualify for the second round of the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup after a pulsating 2-1 defeat of South American team, Ecuador.

The Teranga Lions put up unarguably the best showing at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, with the win ensuring that the Afcon 2021 winners ended up second in Group A with six points behind Netherlands with seven after defeating hosts Qatar in a 2- 0.

The African champions got their first goal through a Ismaila Sarr penalty in the 44th minute but were pegged back when Moises Caicedo levelled for Ecuador after the break

The African giants sealed the win when captain Kalidou Koulibaly netted the second goal as Senegal earn a place in the last 16 of the World Cup for the second time in their history.

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Qatar 2022: Ghana bounce back with double from Mohammed Kudus to beat South Korea

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The Black Stars of Ghana revived their hopes of making it out of Group H at the ongoing FIFA World Cup and reaching the knockout stages with a thrilling 3-2 defeat of South Korea on Monday at the Education City Stadium in Qatar.

The 2010 quarter-finalists who narrowly lost 3-2 against Portugal in their first match, went in front against the run of play in the 24th minute through defender Mohammed Salisu who swept home a Jordan Ayew’s free-kick.

Attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus added the second goal with a glancing header to give the West Africans a 2-0 half time lead.

But the Asians bounced back through two Cho Gue-sung headers three minutes apart in the second half to draw South Korea level.

However, Kudus had the last say when he grabbed the winner in the 68th minute when he was left unmarked in the penalty area and slotted home past a diving Kim Seung-gyu.

Ghana has now joined Portugal at the top of the group standings on three points with Uruguay and South Korea on one, pending the outcome of Portugal and Uruguay who play later in the day.

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