The 24th edition of the senior women’s handball AFCON takes off in Yaoundé on June 8, 2021.
Host Cameroon is aiming to clinch the first ever trophy in history during the tournament. This far the country can boast of 3 runners up positions as the best output in the competition.
They lastly reached the stage in 2004 in Egypt.
Handball lionesses have never emerged champions of the African women’s handball championship. But they hope for a pioneer triumph in an 18th participation in the 24th edition on home soil.
In previous 17 expeditions the team finished runners up thrice; first in 1979 in Congo, 1987 in Morocco and 2004 in Egypt.
During the past 23 editions of the tournament, Cameroon missed out in the inaugural showpiece in 1974 in Tunisia, then they were famous absentees between 1989 and 1994.
The consistent inconsistency did not jeopardize Cameron’s endeavours to create continental records. Three times handball lionesses have been ranked 4th, on 4 occasions they were positioned 5th and 3 times 7th on the log.
This year’s 12 nation women competition will run from June 8 to 18 in Yaoundé. Team Cameroon aspire bringing jinx against top notch like Angola defending champions with 13 titles.
Only 5 countries on continent in past 23 editions have clinched the converted trophy.
The countries are Angola, Tunisia, Congo, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
The tournament’s opener will pit host Cameroon against Kenya. The game is programmed for the Yaoundé multipurpose sports complex.