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VIDEO: Former GAA President Ambassador George Luttoreot On Martha Bissah Either To Run For Ghana Or Not

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The 2014 Summer Youth Olympics gold winner has been suspended indefinitely by the GAA after comments made concerning extortion and bribery by officials of the GAA.

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She is still under suspension for the past five years and unable to compete for the national team.

Background

Young Olympic gold medalist, Martha Bissah has been suspended indefinitely by the Ghana Athletics Association.

The 23-year old attracted the ban over supposed false allegations she labelled against the country’s athletics regulatory body.

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Martha Bissah accused the GAA of extortion while working on a scholarship for her to the United States following her gold medal-winning feat at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing.

It is understood that the Professor Francis Dodoo-led Association had suggested to Martha and her family to put down $2,500 for her airline ticket following a private initiative made to secure her a scholarship to one of the US institutions.

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The scholarship was worth over $100,000 for a period of four years. This requirement did not go down well with the young athlete’s camp thereby propagating it in the media.

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According to GAA the only way Martha Bissah suspension can be lifted is if she apologizes for the comments made which led to her ban.

But Martha Bissah still stands by what she said.

Speaking in an interview with Ghsportsnews.com Luttoreot said,” He will not advised Martha on anything, she now a woman, she is old enough to decide for herself.

I was going through social media the other day, and many Ghanaians are saying, Martha don’t run for Ghana, you will Fail when you run for Ghana. Majority of them are saying this to her.

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Enjoy the full interview bleow:

 

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