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PM inaugurates Handball African Championship

Friday، 22 January 2016 - 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Thursday 21/01/2016 inaugurated the 22nd edition of the Handball African Championship, hosted by Egypt.

The opening ceremony of the tournament took place in Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex.

Several ministers and top sports figures attended the ceremony.

President of Russian Handball Federation Sergey Shishkarev said he admired so much the inauguration ceremony.

In statements following a game between Egypt and Algeria, Shishkarev said that this is best inauguration ceremony he has ever seen. He added that Egypt proves that it has the ability to host international tournaments.

The tournament brings together 16 teams. It is the African qualifying tournament for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2017 World Men's Handball Championship.


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