Mozambique achieved five gold medals at the AFBC Men's and Women's African Boxing Championships ©IBA

Five fighters from Mozambique stood on top of the podium as the country topped the medal table at its home African Boxing Confederation (AFBC) African Men's and Women's Boxing Championships in Maputo.

Light middleweight world silver medallist Alcinda Panguane defeated Brigitte Mbabi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by unanimous decision in the women's under-70-kilograms class to claim gold.

Rady Adosinda Gramane, who won world bronze in middleweight, also lived up to expectation by taking the women's under-75kg title following a round three stoppage versus Algeria’s Djouher Benan.

Yassine Issufo also championed, beating Cameroon's Marcial Wouang by unanimous decision in the men's under-48kg final, while Armando Rugoberto Sigauque beat Kenya's Samuel Wairimu 3-2 on split decision in the men's under-57kg group.

Albino Gabriel was the final boxer from Mozambique to seal a title, fending off Cameroon's Arouna Ntosengeh in the men's under-86kg final with each judge ruling in his favour.

Commonwealth Games flyweight bronze medallist Patrick Chinyemba headlined Zambia's success with Andrew Chilata, Margret Tembo and Felistars Nkandu also picking up title wins.

Chinyemba was granted the men's under-51kg division gold medal after receiving a walkover against Morocco's Said Mortaji in the final.

Rady Adosinda Gramane fought off the competition to be part of the successful outing from the home nation ©Getty Images
Rady Adosinda Gramane fought off the competition to be part of the successful outing from the home nation ©Getty Images

This was followed by Chilata overcoming Kenya's Nicholas Okongo Okoth in the men's under-60kg final with the judges ruling a 3-2 victory to the Zambian.

Meanwhile, Tembo bagged a comfortable final unanimous decision victory against Algeria's Fatiha Mansouri in the women’s under-48kg class before Nkandu was deemed the superior fighter against Morocco's Chaymae Rhaddi, winning 4-1 on points to claim gold.

Algeria also enjoyed four gold medals with the majority of their success coming in the women's event.

Roumaysa Boualam secured a unanimous decision victory against Morocco's Rabab Cheddar in the women's under-50kg final and Imane Khelif knocked out Botswana's Aratwa Kasemang in just the second round of the women's under-63kg final.

Ichrak Chaib recorded a 4-1 win over Ivanusa Gomes Moreira of Cape Verde to take the women's under-66kg gold medal.

Ait Beka Jugurtha, who was Algeria's sole male victor, displayed his array of talent to beat Patrick Ngueumaleu of Cameroon in the men's under-67kg final.

DR Congo were able to celebrate title wins in the men's under-75kg thanks to David Tshama beating Driss Gharroumi of Morocco 3-0 before the nation’s Peter Pita was named men's under-80kg champion unanimously for a sweeping performance against Mohamed Assaghir, who also represented Morocco.

Patrick Chinyemba was one of four Zambian boxers to claim titles ©Getty Images
Patrick Chinyemba was one of four Zambian boxers to claim titles ©Getty Images

It was not all heartbreak for Morocco as Hamza El Barbari dominated Merven Clair of Mauritius to win 5-0 in the men's under-71kg final and Khadija Mardi forced the referee to stop her match against Elizabeth Adhiambo Andiego in the second round to hold the women's over-81kg title.

Cameroon also walked away with two gold medals, with Reine Laure Ngoune whitewashing Burundi's Ornella Havyarimana 5-0 in the women's under-52kg final and Kond Paul Donatien replicating the result in the men's under-92kg class.

Tiisetso Matikinca also won by unanimous decision to defeat Botswana's George Molwantwa and claim the men's under-54kg division title for South Africa.

Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi ensured Botswana did not leave empty handed from the gold medal tally thanks to a 4-1 split decision win over DR Congo's Marcelat Sakobi in the women's under-57kg event.

The last gold medallist in the women's competition was Sierra Leone's Sara Hagnighat-Joo, who registered a 5-0 triumph versus Algeria's Fatma Zohr Abdelkader Hedjala in the under-54 class.

Louis Richarno Colin recorded a round one knockout to stun Algeria's Yahia Abdelli in the men's under-63.5kg final, while Uosry Rezk Mostafa Hafez swaggered to a unanimous win against Mourad Kadi, also of Algeria, in the men's over-92kg to cap off the competition.

A total of 179 fighters from 24 countries participated in the Championships, with 18 nations winning medals.

Mozambique topped the medals table, with two bronzes alongside the country's five golds.

Algeria placed second in the table with four golds, five silvers and six bronzes, followed by Zambia in third place with four golds and three bronzes.

A record 11 nations claimed gold medals in Maputo, with Sierra Leone claiming a first continental crown, and Botswana and South Africa their first continental titles since 2001.