Mixed Martial Arts Takes Center Stage at 2023 African Games in Ghana

MMA to be Demonstrated at 2023 African Games

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) will feature in the wider sports program of the 2023 African Games in Ghana, alongside e-sports, speedball, sambo, and teqball.

The event, initially scheduled for August 2023, has been postponed to March 2024 due to economic and infrastructure issues.

The inclusion of MMA in the African Games is a positive sign that Africa is ready to welcome newer sports with global interest.

MMA and other demonstration sports will sit alongside the 15 Olympic sports and 10 non-Olympic sports.

Sports fans can look forward to an exciting display of athletic prowess and entertainment.

Growth of MMA in Africa

The Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) has welcomed the inclusion of MMA in the 2023 African Games.

With 24 member federations in Africa, GAMMA sees this as a catalyst for inclusion in other multi-sport games in the future.

The games will provide a great opportunity for African athletes to showcase their skills in front of a global audience.

The recognition of GAMMA's work, the quality of athletes, and their ability to stage world-class events contribute to the inclusion of MMA in the demonstration sports.

This event promises to be a milestone in the rapid growth of MMA in Africa.

African Games in Ghana

The 2023 African Games will take place from March 8-23 in Accra, Ghana.

Featuring 15 Olympic sports, these games offer athletes qualification opportunities for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

In addition to MMA, 10 non-Olympic sports will also be showcased, reinforcing Africa's commitment to embracing new sports.

Sports fans can expect a thrilling and diverse program that celebrates both traditional and emerging sports.

The African Games in Ghana will be a fun-filled and action-packed experience for all.


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