The Ghana Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Federation have begun a two-day workshop program for referees and judges.
The fast-growing sport which is gradually gaining grounds in the country will see officials being given in-depth training in the game.
The international level course will help provide theoretical and practicals to interested persons who will like to engage themselves in the Sport as officials.
Successful trainees in the workshop will secure IMMAF referee’s and judge’s license which will ultimately permit them to officiate in any MMA and IMMAF organized events around the globe.
The course which began at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday will see aspiring judges and referees being educated on the ethics of the game which is made up of the code of conduct, conflict of interest, handling of media issues socialization with fighters and the discussing the scoring of fights with others.
The combat sport was initiated in China but has gained massive global attention with Ghana emerging as one of the few countries in Africa to show interest in the game.
By Frank Darkwah