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GMMAF committed to developing well-rounded athletes

(From right to left) National athlete Ijaz Cave, GMMAF President Gavin Singh and "Shell" Mohamed

The Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Federation (GMMAF) is collaborating with Nazar ‘Shell’ Mohamed to develop a programme aimed at the development of well-rounded athletes.

This announcement was made on Monday morning when Mohamed’s Enterprise handed over support of an undisclosed sum for a team of mixed martial artists to attend the Pan American Championship.

Gavin Singh, President of the Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Federation elaborated on the details of the initiative.

“It’s time to show the world that we’re producing quality athletes – well rounded athletes. We will be doing a programme soon on June 4th, Mr. Mohamed is also a part of that along with our other sponsors, in relations to leadership skills, public speaking.”

“No longer should an athlete be focused on only on that event. What happens after you leave the sport, what are you contributing to society?”

The team set to attend the Pan American Championships will also be announced next week.

Guyana will be competing for the first time in this year’s International Mixed Martial Arts Pan American Championships set for June 22 to June 24 in Monterrey, Mexico.

Nazar ‘Shell’ Mohamed disclosed that “This is what I want to see. You know I myself being a sport man I was a good cricketer; my son was a national tennis player. So we understand the importance of athletes being financed so that they can be competitive.”

This contribution is a testimony of the fulfillment to support the mandated outline by the Mohamed’s Group which has been very pivotal in the support of development and youth growth across various sporting diciplines over the years.

Mohamed said, “I know for a fact that we have athletes that are so talented, but, just because they don’t have the necessary financing you know.”

This Championship will see Guyana sending six persons to compete for this level, hence promoting the sport locally and regionally. At the same time, Guyana will be representing the Caribbean in this regard.

The GMMAF is still raise an outstanding sum of US$27,000 for the team’s participation in the event.


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