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Handball: Al Ahly, Zamalek in separate groups in Champions League draw

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Photo: African Federation Of

Al Ahly were drawn in the same group of Tunisia’s Esperance while Zamalek will face Morocco’s Widad Smara at the 2016 African Handball Champions League.

The 38th edition of the African tournament will take place between 21 and 30 October at Burkina Faso.

During the draw that was held on Wednesday, titleholders Zamalek were drawn in group B alongside Widad Smara of Morocco, Cameroon’s FAP Yanoude, JSK of DR Congo and Burkina Faso’s AS Douane.

Egypt’s other representative Al Ahly will have to play against Esperance Sportive de Tunis, Caiman of Congo, Rwanda’s Police HBC and MINUH of Cameroon in group A.

Zamalek will be looking forward to defend the title that they won last year in Morocco after beating Club Africain in the final. Al Ahly, whose last title was in 2012, will be hoping to be crowned as African champions for the fifth time in their history.

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