He said Ghanaians are very good in all sports disciplines, but they lack sports infrastructure and modern equipment, so they train under harsh conditions which are not ideal for amateurs and professionals.
He noted that the new training kits will go a long way in inspiring the local fighters to put in their best, as they see a future in the sport.
According to Nmai who personally compensates the fighters with weekly allowances, there are plans for them to rub shoulders with their counterparts in North Africa and Europe, so they should be serious with their training.
Nii Adotey Dzata I aka Joseph Mingle said they kits had come at the right time as the fighters are now very serious and not joking at all.
He added that very soon there would be a tournament to pick the national team called The Terminators who would be prepared for international championships.
The President of the GKBA thanked the champion and urged other kick boxers elsewhere to emulate the example of Nmai and give back to the nation.
He said despite some frustrations by one Koranteng, the Secretary General of the GKBA, there is goodwill for the sport in Ghana.
He expressed that some people come into sports for personal gains, but they must learn how to give and support others.
Meanwhile, Lawrence Nmai who is a trainer in Switzerland is planning to defend his belts in the United States of America. He hinted that he has been looking for the chance to showcase his talent on a big stage, and USA is the place to let the world know about him.
“I am going for the K1 Glory in the States, so tell Ghanaians to pray for me. I believe in myself and I know I will make Ghana proud” he said.
By Sammy Heywood Okine