File - Egypt handball national team
CAIRO - 27 May 2022: The draw of the 2022 African Men's Handball Championship was held on Thursday night in Cairo.
The Pharaohs, the current title holders, are drawn in Group A alongside Cameroon and Morocco and the hosts picked Cameroon to face in the opening game of the competition.
The Egyptian national team players, Ahmed El Ahmar, Yehia El Deraa, Ibrahim El Masry, Ahmed Adel and Karim Hendawy, conducted the draw of the competition, which will see the participation of 14 nations.
The competition was initially scheduled to be hosted by Morocco but the Confederation of African Handball decided to replace the hosts of the 2022 and 2024 competitions, Morocco and Algeria respectively, as the two nations threatened to boycott the competition when hosted by the other country amid the political crisis between the two countries.
Egypt will host the competition between 9 and 19 July at Hassan Mostafa Hall and October Hall.
Here is the draw of the competition:
The top five teams will book their place in the 2023 World Men's Handball Championship in Poland and Sweden.