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Freshman Martha Bissah Named NSU Athlete of the Year

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Former Youth Olympic gold medallist Martha Bissah has been named Norfolk State University’s Female Athlete of the Year at the athletics department’s end-of-year awards ceremony on Monday. Martha Bissah is the first freshman to be named one of NSU’s top athletes since bowler Thea Aspiras in 2011. A freshman from Accra, Ghana, Bissah burst onto the scene with a memorable freshman ...

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GAA suspends Martha Bissah

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Youth Olympic gold medallist, Martha Bissah, has been suspended indefinitely by the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) for indiscipline and bringing the name of the association into disrepute. According to the General Secretary of the GAA, Phillipina Frimpong, Martha’s suspension letter was drafted on May 23 but she has since been evasive and refused to receive the document anytime officials of ...

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Martha’s AAG inclusion is a reward – Sports Minister

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An executive committee member of the Ghana Athletics Association Dr Mark Dzradosi has disclosed that the State’s sense of indebtedness to Martha Bissah is the reason behind the Sport’s Minister, Ahmed Mustapha’s decision to unilaterally pick the 800m sprinter for the All African Games regardless of her inability to make the required time of 2m 04s. The decision to elect ...

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Sports Minister selects Martha Bissah for All Africa Games

Mr. Selector: Sports Minister, Dr. Mustapha Ahmed

In what can best be described as a direct interference in the affairs of the Ghana Athletics Association, the Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Mustapha Ahmed has single handedly selected 800m runner Martha Bissah to participate in the upcoming All Africa Games in Congo-Brazzaville despite not meeting the qualification standard. Bissah has been registered by Ghana for the Games ...

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Martha Bissah fails to make grade for All African Games

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Youth Olympic Gold medalist Martha Bissah has failed to make the final list for the All African Games in Congo despite being handed a second opportunity by the Ghana Athletics Association. Bissah was part of a number of athletes handed a second chance in a special event organized by the GAA in an attempt to hand athletes who missed the ...

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Martha Bissah and others handed lifeline ahead of All African Games

Martha Bissah won first place at the Ghana Athletics Open Championships

The Ghana Athletics Association has confirmed that Youth Olympic Gold Medallist Martha Bissah is still in with a chance of making it to the All African Games and the World Athletics Championships following earlier reports that she was set to miss both competitions after failing to attain the required time. Background Martha currently runs in the 800 and 1500m events ...

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Prof Doodu:Bissah was marked for scholarship before she won gold

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President of the Ghana Olympic Committee Professor Francis Doodu has revealed that discussions to award Martha Bissah a scholarship to aid her develop her talent begun way before she won Gold at the Youth Olympics in China. The issue of Martha’s scholarship has dominated sports discussions around the country after President Mahama in his State of the nation’s address this ...

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Martha Bissah: coach Lamptey is not devoted

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Martha Bissah has slammed her coach, Nii Odartey Lamptey, after he announced that he was no more interested in coaching her in an exclusive interview with Citi Sports. According to the Ghana athlete, the coach has been speaking to the media on personal issues and she would not be drawn into the matter. “I would not want to say anything ...

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