Three (03) days before the 2019 Japan Women’s World Cup, the 24 participating countries are ready for the championship of their lives. Among these teams, three African qualified: Angola, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These three nations that will represent Africa will each face the best Handball players in their group.


Angola: Accustomed to the competition


Group in Japan 2019: Group A (Norway, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Angola, Cuba)

In December 2018, they won their ticket to the 2019 World Cup by defeating Senegal in the final of the African Cup of Nations, keeping their African Champion title. 


Ranking List

With 13 African Women’s Championship titles, Angola have nothing more to prove on the African continent. On the international scene, they are also constant.

6 participations to Olympic Games (1st participation in 1996),

14 participations to World Championship (1st participation in 1990), 15th participation in 2019

8 participations to African Games (1st participation in 1991): 7 gold medals and one bronze medal in 2003,

20 participations to African Championship (1st participation in 1981): 13 gold medals,

African Champion in title



Senegal: Sign its first participation


Group in Japan 2019: Group C (Romania, Spain, Hungary, Senegal, Montenegro, Kazakhstan)

Thanks to their performance at the 2018 Brazzaville African Championship, the Senegalese women finished second in the continental ranking ahead of the DRC, which secured them, their first qualification for the World Women’s Championship.


Ranking List

Silver medallist at the 1974 and 2018 African Championships,

Bronze medalist at the 2015 African Games,

First participation to World Championship in 2019

(No participation to Olympic Games)



Democratic Republic of Congo: 3rd participation in the Women’s World Cup


Group in Japan 2019: Group D (Russia, Sweden, Japan, Argentina, China, DR Congo)

The Congolese won the third and final ticket in the Africa zone by finishing third at the 2018 African Cup of Nations.


Ranking List

Two participations to World Championship (1st participation in 2013),

Bronze medalist at the 2019 African Games,

10 participations to African Championship (1st participation in 1992) with 2 bronze medals and one silver medal

(No participation to Olympic Games)


The three couples of African referees appointed on the competition:

Yousef Belkhiri / Sid Ali Hamidi (ALG)

Yasmina Elsaied / Heidy Elsaied (EGY)

Samir Krichen / Samir Makhlouf (TUN)


The World Cup will take place from 30 to 15 December 2019 in Kumamoto, Japan.

Good luck to all the teams.


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