Doha Hany, left, and Adham Hatem Elgamal starred in Egypt's victory over Mauritius ©Getty Images

Egypt overcame Mauritius with a superb fightback to clinch the mixed team title at the All-African Badminton Championships in South Africa.

Jean Bernard Bongout and Kobita Dookhee put Mauritius 1-0 in front with 21-14, 21-17 victory over Adham Hatem Elgamal and Doha Hany at the at the John Barrable Hall in Benoni.

Mauritius then doubled their lead when Julien Paul defeated Ahmed Salah 21-11, 21-17 but Egypt came back fighting.

Nour Ahmed Youssri beat Ludik Kate 21-17, 21-17 before Elgamal and Salah edged Bongout and Paul 17-21, 22-20, 21-18 in a thriller.

It was then left to Youssri and Hany to see off Dookhee and Kate 21-14, 21-16 to seal the title.

Earlier in the day, Egypt upset hosts South Africa 3-1 while Mauritius overcame Algeria 3-2 in the other semi-final.

Jarred Elliott and Amy Ackerman gave South Africa the early lead with a 21-10, 21-15 victory over Salah and Hany before Egypt came back.

Adham Hatem Elgamal played a key role in Egypt's success in South Africa ©Getty Images
Adham Hatem Elgamal played a key role in Egypt's success in South Africa ©Getty Images

Elgamal defeated Robert White 21-19, 19-21, 21-13 before Youssri downed Johanita Scholtz 21-17, 21-18 to put Egypt in front.

Egypt then sealed victory when Elgamal and Salah saw off Cameron Coetzer and Robert Summers 18-21, 21-16, 21-18.

The other semi-final went down to the wire as Mauritius and Algeria went toe-to-toe over five matches.

Koceila Mammeri and Tanina Mammeri gave Algeria the lead when they beat Bongout and Dookhee 21-7, 21-14.

The singles matches were both won by Mauritius players with Paul beating Adel Hamek 21-17, 23-21 and Kate edging Yasmina Chibah 21-10, 19-21, 21-16.

Algeria's Koceila Mammeri and Youcef Sabri Medel got Algeria back on level terms with a 19-21, 21-10, 21-14 success against Bongout and Paul.

Mauritius then held their nerve to seal their place in the final courtesy of Dookhee and Kate’s 21-15, 21-18 triumph over Mounib Celia and Tanina Mammeri.