Handball/CAN: Angola through to semi-finals

  • Handball/CAN: Angolan squad (red,black) through to semi-finals
Luanda – The Senior Women's National Handball Team qualified this Tuesday for the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup (CAN2021), with a 29-20 victory over the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The national team were already winning by 15-10 by half-time and throughout the match always led the score.

 

The game was played at the Palace of Sports of Yaoundé, in Cameroon.

 

The continental champions started the match with Helena de Sousa (goalkeeper), Magda Cazanga and Wuta Dombaxi (sides), Isabel Guialo (center), Liliana Venâncio (pivot), Carolina Morais and Natália Bernardo (offense), but along the game coach Filipe Cruz used all players.

 

In the first half Angola scored 15 points and in the second 14, while the opponents scored 10 goals in each period.

 

Isabel Guialo was the most productive athlete of the national team, with 5 goals, having also been elected the most valuable player (MVP)of the match.

 

Helena Paulo and Magda Cazanga scored 4 goals each.

 

On Wednesday, in the semi-finals, the national team will face Tunisia, who also beat Guinea-Conakry today, by 27-20.

 

Cameroon and Congo Brazzaville are also to face off in the other semi-final. The former defeated Nigeria in the quarter-finals with a victory of 44 -14, and the latter defeated Senegal by 21-20.

 

The four semi-finalists are qualified for the World Cup, to be played in December, in Spain.

The national team were already winning by 15-10 by half-time and throughout the match always led the score.

 

The game was played at the Palace of Sports of Yaoundé, in Cameroon.

 

The continental champions started the match with Helena de Sousa (goalkeeper), Magda Cazanga and Wuta Dombaxi (sides), Isabel Guialo (center), Liliana Venâncio (pivot), Carolina Morais and Natália Bernardo (offense), but along the game coach Filipe Cruz used all players.

 

In the first half Angola scored 15 points and in the second 14, while the opponents scored 10 goals in each period.

 

Isabel Guialo was the most productive athlete of the national team, with 5 goals, having also been elected the most valuable player (MVP)of the match.

 

Helena Paulo and Magda Cazanga scored 4 goals each.

 

On Wednesday, in the semi-finals, the national team will face Tunisia, who also beat Guinea-Conakry today, by 27-20.

 

Cameroon and Congo Brazzaville are also to face off in the other semi-final. The former defeated Nigeria in the quarter-finals with a victory of 44 -14, and the latter defeated Senegal by 21-20.

 

The four semi-finalists are qualified for the World Cup, to be played in December, in Spain.