Exhibition sambo fights have been included on the programme of the 2018 African Youth Games in Algiers.
Dalil Skalli, the President of the African Sambo Confederation, confirmed he had received official approval from Ahmed Nasser, the head of the Association of African Sport Confederations.
Two days of sambo will now take place in Algeria's capital between July 24 and 25.
It comes after Skalli held meetings with officials during a visit to Algeria, including the country's Sports Minister El Hadi Ould Ali.
"During these meetings we came to a number of vital decisions and reached an agreement on several important issues," said Skalli.
"We've discussed the format of the upcoming sambo competitions, which will be held during the Youth African Games, with general Ahmed Nasser.
"It has been officially confirmed that sambo will become part of this major multi-sport event."
Skalli said the meeting with Ali had also been productive.
"The Honourable Minister has guaranteed that he will facilitate nationwide sambo promotion in Algeria," he said.
"I think that following the inclusion of sambo into the programme of the Youth African Games these measures will contribute to the popularity of this sport in Algeria and boost sambo development across the whole continent as well."