The Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) Executive Committee has lifted the indefinite suspension placed on 800m runner Martha Bissah for misconduct six years ago.
Bissah and her entourage accused the Association of extortion while working on a scholarship for her to move to the US after winning Gold for Ghana in the 2014 Youth Olympics Nanjing in China.
The moved to deny the rumors and asked Bissah to provide evidence, but her inability to back her claims led the association to place a conditional ban on her pending an unqualified apology for peddling falsehood.
After 6 years of refusing to apologise, she finally did last week.
The Executive Committee met on Friday, November 26, to deliberate on Bissah’s unqualified apology letter sent to the GAA and the former President, Professor Francis Dodoo.
At the end of the EXCO meeting, the GAA and Prof. Dodoo accepted Martha Bissah’s unqualified apology and lifted the indefinite suspension on her and welcomed her back to the discipline in Ghana.
The EXCO also agreed that, it would engage with Martha to fashion out the way forward in getting her back to competitive races.
The GAA thanked the 800m Youth Olympic Gold medalist for the bold decision to render an unqualified apology which had brought a closure to her suspension.
The GAA expressed gratitude to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Yussif for this maturity in handling the issue and to Prof. Peter Twumasi, the Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) for his intervention.
The Association believe without their interventions, the GAA would not have reached this amicable stage.