Africa Handball Challenge: Rwanda lose Group B opener to Senegal

The hosts take on Madagascar in their second and last group game on Friday.
Rwanda's Fidele Hagenimana tries to round off a Senegalese defender for a goal during the 33-31 defeat in Group B opener at Amahoro stadium yesterday. (Damas Sikubwabo)


Group A


DR Congo vs Cameroon 2pm


Group B


Madagascar vs Senegal 4pm


Group A

DR Congo 36 - 22 Zambia

Group B

Rwanda 31-33 Senegal

Rwanda U-20 handball team’s quest for the Africa Challenge Trophy got off to a shocker as they feel to a 33-31 defeat to Senegal in Group B on Wednesday night at Amahoro Stadium.

Anaclet Bagirshya’s side take on Madagascar in their second and last group game on Friday.

In the group opener against Senegal, the hosts started the better side, which resulted into a narrow 16-15 narrow lead at half-time. However, the visitors bounced back in the second-half to win the game 33-31, and virtually set one foot into the round of last four.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, defending champions DR Congo started off the campaign for title defence with an effortless 36-22 victory over Zambia in Group A.

Action continues today with match-day 2 as DR Congo face Cameroon in Group A at 2pm while Senegal will be up against Madagascar in Group B at 4pm. Both games at Amahoro Stadium.

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