In today's semifinals in Cairo, the two favored teams won. However, Angola's victory over Cote d'Ivoire with 27-24 was perhaps with a smaller margin than expected. By contrast, Tunisia had a very easy team against Algeria: 36-16. This means that Angola and Tunisia are already qualified for the women's World Championship in Brazil in December 2011. More immediately, they will meet in the African final on Saturday.
The final ticket to the World Championship will also be awarded on Saturday, to the winner of the bronze medal game between Cote d'Ivoire and the surprise of the event, Algeria. Congo beat the host country Egypt with 29-26 in the battle for 5th place, and Cameroon grabbed the 7th place by defeating the Dem. Rep. of Congo by the score of 30-28.