Morocco wins five gold medals at the African Games SAMBO tournament. FIAS

SAMBO was included in the programme of the African Games for the first time. The historic debut took place on 19 March at the GCB Legon Hall in Ghana's capital, Accra.

Sambists competed for medals in three disciplines: Men's Sport SAMBO, Women's Sport SAMBO and Men's Combat SAMBO. A total of 6 sets of medals were fought.

Moroccan athletes won 5 gold medals out of 6. Yasser Bouhessoune (58 kg) and Boubker Essoufi (79 kg) were the best in men's Sport SAMBO, Sanaa Mandar won gold in women's Sport SAMBO -65 kg, Youssef Faout (64 kg) and Badreddine Diani (79 kg) were crowned champions in men's Combat SAMBO. 

Another Moroccan, Wiam Fasla, lost her final bout to Nigeria's Jatau Charity in the women's -59kg Sport SAMBO. Nigeria, Egypt and Cameroon each had two finalists, but only Nigeria managed to win a gold medal.

All the SAMBO medals from the 13th African Games

Sport SAMBO - Men

-58 kg:

1. Yasser Bouhessoune (Morocco).

2. Mohamed Ebrahim (Egypt).

3. James Chegwam Timkat (Nigeria).

3. Seydou Oumar Maiga (Mali).

-79 kg:

1. Boubker Essoufi (Morocco).

2. Leonel Ghislain Mballa (Cameroon).

3. Abdrahamane Camara (Mali).

3. Abdelkader Amrouche (Algeria).

Sport SAMBO - Women

-59 kg:

1. Jatau Charity (Nigeria).

2. Wiam Fasla (Morocco).

3. Kadidiatou Maiga (Mali)

3. Hanna Idi Adam (Nigeria).

-65 kg:

1. Sanaa Mandar (Morocco).

2. Fatima Ogbonyoti (Nigeria).

3. Alaa Mahmoud Salah Ragab (Egypt).

3. Chaimaa Kaddour (Algeria).

Combat SAMBO – Men

-64 kg:

1. Youssef Faout (Morocco).

2. Celestin Mbida Zanga (Cameroon).

3. Abdoulatifou Laouali Djataou (Nigeria).

3. Cheikne Camara (Mali).

-79 kg:

1. Badreddine Diani (Morocco).

2. Baset Ahmed Abdel (Egypt).

3. Zakaria Ouanouchi (Algeria).

3. Magassouba Amadou (Guinea).