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Date: 2/15/2018

Further to the six tournaments announced earlier this month on IHF.info in Asia and Africa, two further tournaments have been announced for the ever-popular and successful IHF Trophy.


The United States of America (USA) will host the North American Caribbean Zone Championships at the Lifezone 360 Facility in West Dundee, Illinois from 8-12 May, while Kampala, Uganda (UGA) will host Zone V of the CAHB Africa championships from 14-20 May.


The IHF Trophy has been reconfigured for 2018 onwards and now includes two age categories - Junior (born on or after 1 January 1998) and Youth (born on or after 1 January 2000). The best teams from both categories will advance to the Continental Phase, to be held later this year with the winners of the IHF Trophy Intercontinental Junior Championships earning an automatic spot at the 2019 IHF Men’s Junior World Championships in Spain.


In 2019, the IHF Trophy will be for junior and youth women with the same format and qualification potential for the following years’ IHF Junior World Championships (2020).


The IHF Trophy will then continue to alternate between men’s and women’s competitions each year.


IHF Trophy – Men’s Competitions: 2018


CAHB Africa: Zone V

Host City/Nation: Kampala, Uganda (UGA)

Dates: 14-20 May 2018

Invited teams: Burundi (BDI), Djibouti (DJI), Ethiopia (ETH), Kenya (KEN), Rwanda (RWA), Somalia (SOM), South Sudan (SSD), Sudan (SUD), Tanzania (TAN), Uganda (UGA)


North American & Caribbean Zone

Host City/Nation: West Dundee, Illinois/United States of America (USA)

Dates: 8-12 May 2018

Invited teams: Barbados (BAR), Canada (CAN), Dominican Republic (DOM), Haiti (HTI), Martinique (MTN), United States of America (USA)


Previously announced:


CAHB Africa: Zone II

Host City/Nation: Nouakchott, Mauritania (MTN)

Dates: 24-29 March 2018

Invited teams: Cape Verde (CPV), Gambia (GAM), Guinea-Bissau (GBS), Guinea (GUI), Mali (MLI), Mauritania (MTN), Senegal (SEN), Sierra Leone (SLE)


CAHB Africa: Zone III

Host City/Nation: Niamey, Niger (NIG)

Dates: 9-14 April 2018

Invited teams: Benin (BEN), Burundi (BUR), Cote d’Ivoire (CIV), Ghana (GHA), Liberia (LBR), Nigeria (NGR), Niger (NIG), Togo (TOG)


CAHB Africa: Zone VI

Host City/Nation: Lusaka, Zambia (ZAM)

Dates: 24-28 April 2018

Invited teams: Botswana (BOT), Lesotho (LES), Malawi (MAW), Mozambique (MOZ), Namibia (NAM), Swaziland (SWZ), Zambia (ZAM), Zimbabwe (ZIM)


CAHB Africa: Zone VII

Host City/Nation: Antananarivo, Madagascar (MAD)

Dates: 28-31 March 2018

Invited teams: Comoros (COM), Madagascar (MAD), Mauritius (MRI), Seychelles (SEY)


AHF Asia: Zone IB (East and South East Asia)

Host City/Nation: Shah Alam Selangor, Malaysia (MAS)

Dates: 17-21 April 2018

Invited teams: Brunei (BRU), Cambodia (CAM), Laos (LAO), Indonesia (INA), Malaysia (MAS), Philippines (PHI), Singapore (SIN), Thailand (THA)


AHF Asia: Zone II (South and Central Asia)

Host City/Nation: Faisalabad, Pakistan (PAK)

Dates: 10-15 March 2018

Invited teams: Afghanistan (AFG), Bangladesh (BAN), India (IND), Nepal (NEP), Maldives (MDV), Sri Lanka (SRI), Yemen (YEM), Pakistan (PAK)