Egypt made it two wins a row at the Handball Africa Cup of Nations after beating Nigeria 34-20 to top Group A in Cairo on Friday.
After defeating Algeria 22-18 in the opener, Egypt comfortably beat Nigeria in an easy game that saw the hosts lead at half-time 16-9.
Egypt star Ahmed El-Ahmar, who scored five goals, and Ali Zein, who scored two, were pulled out of the game early in the first half as coach Marwan Ragab preferred to rest them for the upcoming fixtures.
In the other group game, Morocco secured a hard-fought 26-24 victory over Cameroon – who wasted the chance to come back from behind after two players from their North African opponents received a two-minute suspension late in the game.
Like Egypt, Morocco also made it two straight wins after opening their campaign with a 29-23 win over Gabon.
Morocco meet Algeria on Saturday while Egypt play Cameroon later on in the day.
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