APS - 03 June 2020
ALGIERS-The 36th African Cup for Clubs Winners Cup, scheduled for 2020 but cancelled by the African Handball Confederation (CAHB) due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), will take place in Algeria next year, announced Tuesday President of the Algerian Handball Federation (FAHB) Habib Labane.
"Indeed, CAHB mentioned that the Algiers tournament has been cancelled for this year. However, it will reappear in the 2021 programme and will take place in Algeria as originally planned," the FAHB leader told APS.
According to Labane's explanations, CAHB has only set for 2021 the date of the 24th African Championship of Nations (ladies), scheduled to take place in Cameroon from 11 to 20 June, whereas it was to be held from November 29 to December 9, 2020.
"For the other tournaments in 2021, including the African Cup of Clubs in Algiers, their dates will be known soon, depending on the calendar of the International Handball Federation," he explained.
The 36th African Club Cup of for Clubs Winners Cup was scheduled to be played in Algeria from 29 March to 9 April 2020 but was postponed a first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, before being cancelled by CAHB.
The federation has set a new calendar of its competitions and has also postponed to a later date the 27th African Super Cup of Clubs (men and women) scheduled in Algiers.
The men's African Club Super Cup match, whose winner will represent Africa at the next e"Super Globe" (Club World Cup) in Saudi Arabia, was scheduled between the Egyptian club Zamalek and their Tunisian counterpart ES Sahel.