Wednesday, December 29, 2021
The Confederation of African Handball decided to hold the 25th edition of the African Nations Cup from June 22 to July 2, 2022, after it was scheduled to take place next January in Morocco, before it was canceled.
The Confederation of African Handball issued a statement on its official website announcing the holding of the tournament next June.
The Confederation of African Handball had decided to repeat the draw earlier, before deciding to cancel the 25th edition of the tournament, which was scheduled to be held from January 13 to 23, 2022 in Morocco.
The statement of the African Union, which was published on its official website, read as follows:
On December 8, 2021, the Confederation of African Handball (CHAN) organized by video link, from its head office in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), the draw for the 25th African Nations Cup Senior Men’s Cup, tentatively planned for January 13-23, 2022 in Morocco.
After the said lottery, the African Union Secretariat registered two requests for cancellation, from Algeria and Zambia.
In light of the importance of the submissions made, and for a better understanding of the situation, the Confederation of African Handball has suspended the results of the draw and postponed the competition to a later date.
After examination, the Executive Committee sent the aforementioned demands to the Board of Directors, which adopted the following resolutions:
First: The draw for the 25th African Nations Cup for men has been repeated, and the new date will be announced later.
Second: The demands from Zambia and Algeria received a positive response.
Third: Examining the cases of other countries that have expressed their desire to participate, and the possibility of taking into account those different requests.
Fourth: The 25th African Nations Cup for adults has been postponed to be held from June 22 to July 2, 2022.
The Egyptian national team is the holder of the title of the last edition of the African Handball Nations Cup, after defeating Tunisia in the final of the last edition of the tournament.