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Handball: Egypt thump Kenya in second group-stage game at the African Championship

Egypt have won the title six times and have been runners-up six times, while hosts Tunisia have the most title wins

Mahmoud Sheleib, Friday 17 Jan 2020
Egypt, Kenya
Egypt v Kenya in the first game of group stage of the 2020 African Men's Handball Championship (Egyptian Handball Federation official Facebook page)
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The Egyptian handball national team trounced Kenya 44-19 on Friday in their second game in the group stage of the 2020 African Men's Handball Championship in Tunisia.

The Pharaohs dominated the game from the beginning, as they had done with Guinea in their first match, which they won 39-22 on Thursday.

Egypt are in Group A alongside the DRC, Guinea, and Kenya, in the 24th edition of the championship.

The Pharaohs will face the DRC in the last match of the group stage on Sunday.

The African Championship includes 16 teams divided into four groups. The first and second-placed teams in each group will qualify for the quarter-finals.

The winner will qualify directly for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, while the runner-up will enter world play-offs to win a seat at the Olympics.

Egypt have won the title six times and have been runners-upsix times. Hosts Tunisia have won the most titles, and are the current reigning champions.

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