Martha Bissah has rejected a scholarship to go to the United States


image

Ghanaian Athlete Martha Bissah has rejected
a scholarship to go to the United States to
study and develop her sporting abilities.
President John Mahama said in the State of
the Nation address on the 26th of February
that Bissah was to be sent to the United
States to continue her education and athletic
training on a scholarship for winning a gold
medal in the women’s 800m event at the 2014
Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.
According to the Ghana Athletics Association,
Bissah was due to leave Ghana earlier this
year after the necessary processes had been
completed but it seems the athlete has
decided to turn her back on the opportunity.
It is unclear whether Bissah’s decision is out
of her personal conviction or influence from
her family.
“The Association began the process and we
tried getting Martha to buy into the idea that
it was important for her to take up the
opening because it would help her attain
academic and sporting excellence.
However, she opted out and chose not to
pursue it at this point,” said Dominic Kankam
the General Secretary of the Ghana Athletics
Association, in an interview with Citi Sports on
Tuesday.
Kankam continued to say that even though
the Association was disappointed with the
development, it admitted that it could do
nothing since Bissah’s decision was personal.
“There is nothing we can do about it and we
have to respect what she is saying. We tried
to help her but it did not happen. Other
athletes like Solomon Afrul and Mike Bruce
have already left and Martha could have gone
with them but she refused to do so this year.”
He also mentioned that some athletes had
already gone to the United States to benefit
from their scholarships.
Martha won a Gold medal in the Girls’ 800m
race at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in
2014.
She was invited with her family by John
Mahama,the president of Ghana to the
flagstaff house and was given some amount of imoney.

Advertisements

One thought on “Martha Bissah has rejected a scholarship to go to the United States

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s