African champions Angola repeated their success by winning the 2019 African Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament. By winning, the nation has qualified to the Olympics. The top four nations from the Women’s African Championships qualified to compete in this round robin tournament. However, Cameroon withdrew before matches began The African Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament was held in Dekar, Senegal from September 26th to September 29th 2019.
The first match was won by Angola whom defeated Congo DR 29-21. Senegal eliminated Congo DR from contention by winning the second match 29-18. The third and final match between Angola and Senegal saw Angola qualify to the Olympics by winning the match 22-14.
This will be Angola’s seventh straight Olympic appearance in women’s handball. The nation will be hoping to repeat its success from 2016 where it reached the quarterfinals for the first time. Currently, Senegal will have a second opportunity to qualify at the final qualification tournament though depending on the results of the World Championships Congo DR may also have a second chance. In addition, Angola, Congo DR and Senegal could still qualify through the World Championships as that tournament holds a higher priority over the continental qualifiers.