ORAN (Algeria)- "Soccer Barcelona" academy has open new section in Oran for training Algerian kids aspiring to become football stars.
LIBREVILLE (Gabon)- Algerian men's national handball team dominated their Cameroon's opponents 31-23 (first half 18-13) in Libreville Wednesday, the first day (Group A) of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN-2018) hosted by Gabon (January 17-27).
ALGIERS- Algerian professional boxer Mohamed Yassa is to face Paraguayan Victor Cardozo Coronel on Saturday (17:00) at Harcha-Hacene sports hall in Algiers, a world professional boxing championship bout, (Royal Boxing Organisation- RBO / superlight), organizers told APS.
ALGIERS- Algerian international defender of SSC Napoli (Italian Serie A), Faouzi Ghoulam, won the Ballon d’Or 2017 for the best Algerian footballer, on the occasion of a poll organized by the sports dailies "Le Buteur and El-Haddaf".
PRETORIA- The head of the Algerian Federation of Badminton (FABA) Amine Zoubiri was elected Friday President of the Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA), in an extraordinary general meeting, held in Pretoria (South Africa).
DOHA (Qatar)- The Algerian men’s handball team won against its Omani counterpart on a score of 28 to 27 in a game counting for the 5th day of the International Tournament of Qatar, played Tuesday in Doha.
OUARGLA- One thousand and twenty-three (1023) runners from various commands and units of the People’s National Army took part in the national cross-country day of the Army, organized Thursday, at the sports complex of the 4th military region in Ouargla.
ALGIERS- Algerian chess player Nassr Lina snatched the gold medal at the African Chess Championships played in Lomé (Togo) from 20 to 30 December, the Algerian Chess Federation (FADE) told APS.
SHARJAH (UAE)- Algerian cyclist Mohamed Amine Nehari won the bronze medal in juniors' Keirin event of the 8th Arab Track Cycling Championships (juniors and seniors), taking place in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates from 25 to 28 December.
BELGRADE (Serbia)- Algerian men's handball team beat Serbia's Partizan Belgrade 36-29 in a Friendly Wednesday evening, in Belgrade, ahead of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2018) in Gabon (January 17-27).