Handball News Summary (9 October 2013)

2014 African Championships Draw Results

2014 African Championships Draw Results

1) Draw results for African Nations Cup. Earlier today the draw for the 21st African Championships was held. Both the men’s and women’s tournaments will be in Algiers, Algeria from 15-26 January, 2014. The top 3 men’s teams and a TBD number of women’s teams will qualify for the 2015 World Championships.
Africa Top Sports (French): Link

Group A: Tunisia, Egypt, Cameroon, Gabon, Libya, Senegal
Group B: Algeria, Morocco, Congo, DRC, Angola, Nigeria

Group A: Algeria, Congo, Senegal, Cameroon
Group B: Angola, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Tunisia

2) Speculation is rampant that Talant Dujshebaev will soon be the coach at Vardar Skopje.  Vardar abruptly dismissed coach Zoran Kastratovic earlier this week and with Dujshebaev’s son Alex playing with the club many are thinking he will be the next coach. (Spanish): Link
Video: EHF Google Hangout: Link  (Talant Dujshebaev’s future is debated for several minutes at the start of the discussion.)

3) Gudmundur Gudmundsson to be named new coach of Denmark. Gudmundsson who previously coached his native Iceland to the 2008 silver medal is expected to be announced as the designated successor to current coach Ulrik Wilbek. It’s also widely speculated that he will end his coaching duties with Rhein-Neckar at the end of the season.
Handball-World: Link

4) Lar Christiansen supplements his retirement income. Following in the tradition of Jim Palmer and Michael Jordan Christiansen is pitching men’s underwear.
Handball World :  Link

5) Diego Simonet on Canal+. French Channel Canal+ has a short video feature on the Argentine finding a home with French club, Montpellier. (French): Link