A letter signed by the President of IMMAF, Kerrith Brown and sighted by the Times Sports, congratulated the local federation for its recognition by the NSA.
The letter indicated that, GHAMMAF has the mandate to act as the sole representative in Ghana and would support the country to develop the sport.
By affiliating to the parent body, GHAMMAF, the letter stated would benefit a lot by having “access to customer relations system that will enable the federation manage its daily affairs, access to all IMMAF educational courses that forms part of the progression pathway, which will aid entry to IMMAF world and continental championship events and more.”
President of GHAMMAF, Mr. Collins Kofi Zoiku said the endorsement by the international body is a major boost which guarantees the needed support to carry out activities in the country.
According to Mr. Zoiku, the federation is a structured body which seeks to provide leadership in the pursuit of excellence in mixed martial arts, locally and internationally as well as ensuring a strong recognition and position for the sport in the country.
“The body has a broader mission of nurturing young talents across the various regions and cause them to excel in international competitions,” he stated.
He reiterated his commitment in sustaining the interest of the sport in the country and further pledged to discharge his services to the desire of all stakeholders.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the new sporting disciplines recently accepted by the National Sports Authority (NSA) and added to the 38 disciplines.
By Michael Abayateye