THE Zambia handball men’s team risk not qualifying for the 2015 Congo-Brazzaville All-Africa Games if the International Handball Federation decide to follow seeding as qualification standard, says Handball Association of Zambia (HAZ) president Victor Banda.
Banda revealed that the venue for the men’s qualifiers for Southern Africa teams has not yet been named and was hoping that the IHF would follow the seeding as Angola could definitely qualify because it was better seeded.
“It is not yet known when the men’s qualifiers will be held. I am hoping they do not follow seeding as qualification method because Angola is better seeded than Zambia, meaning we cannot qualify, “he said.
He however said the men’s team has continued with training and was doing well.
Banda revealed that Seychelles teams will camp in Zambia from July 12 to 26 ahead of the Games.
“Seychelles is expected to camp in Zambia this month. The teams will play a series of friendly games with Zambia. These friendly games will be cardinal in helping our teams to adequately prepare for the tournament, “he said.
He said the women’s team that has already qualified for the AAG was exhibiting discipline and hard work in training.
He expressed confidence that the women will reach the finals because they have tremendously improved technically and tactically.