2020 Tokyo Handball Qualifiers : Cameroon Begins Preparations

Some 22 players of the national women’s handball team are in camp in Yaounde to finetune their skills ahead of the tournament.

The African zone qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will take place in Dakar, Senegal, from September 26 to 29, 2019. Ahead of the important encounter, preparations have reached high gear in the country. The competition comes on the heels of the African Games that took place in Morocco last month. After winning silver at the African Games, the next target is to grab a ticket for the Olympic Games.

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In order to meet this objective the head coach of the national women’s handball team, Serge Guebogo has invited 22 players to begin training in Yaounde. Out of the number, 16 are local players and six are based abroad. Training kicked off yesterday at the Concorde Sports Complex of the University of Yaounde 1, Ngoa-Ekele, at 4:00 p.m. Coach Serge Guebogo and the players are working on different aspects such as defensive and offensive tactics with particular attention on the goalkeepers in order to ensure the best results in Senegal. Focus is also on the defensive and offensive lines with particular attention on the goalkeepers. The Lionesses who had just returned from the African Games are expected to make a difference given their experience. Cameroon put up an honourable performance in the competition winning all their matches and losing only to Angola in the final. They now have the daunting task of beating Angola and get a ticket for the Olympic Games.

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Four countries will take part in the competition. They are Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo and hosts Senegal. According to the official program, Cameroon will play their first match against Senegal on September 26, the second against Angola and the third against the DR Congo on September 29, 2019

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