Martha Bissah, former Ghana Youth Olympic gold medalist

Former Ghana Youth Olympic gold medalist, Martha Bissah, has taken a swipe at her home country, Ghana and its leaders, saying the nation just wants to kill her career.

She
believes Ghana is a nation that makes and destroys talents.

The
young female athlete said she has not been thinking about Ghana nowadays since
the country has neglected her and is not interested in knowing her whereabouts.

Ms
Bissah, who is now based in the United States of America (USA, told Asempa Sports that she is yet to decide
whether to represent Ghana or USA but for now, she is focused on her education.

“For
now I don’t think so much about Ghana because I don’t get anything good from
Ghana as a whole,” she said.

“In
Ghana, they will lift you up and bring you down as well. They don’t need me; if
somebody really needs you, they will always ask of your wellbeing and your
welfare.

“I
have not done anything wrong; so for you to be hated for no reason, it worries
a lot.  For now, all my concentration is
on my education because education is the key. After athletics, I think life is
there so my education is important as well as my athletics career,” she added.

In
2014, the world took notice of Ms Bissah when she won a gold medal in the girls’
800-meter race at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.

The
Youth Olympics gold medalist was handed a long-term ban by the Ghana Athletics
Association earlier in 2017, preventing her from competing in any event in the
name of the Ghanaian flag.

SOURCE: WRYTA AMENYOH RAPHAEL



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