WOSPAG President pleads with GAA to lift ban on Bissah

Accra, April
17, GNA – Mrs. Joyce Mahama, the newly elected president of Women Sports
Association of Ghana (WOSPAG), has appealed to the Ghana Athletics Association
(GAA), to lift the indefinite ban imposed on Martha Bissah, by the GAA.

She said,
Bissah was the only Youth Olympic Games Gold medalist, the nation could be
proud of, but the indefinite ban, has denied the nation of her services.

According to
Mrs. Mahama, female athletes like Bissah should be motivated to go higher, and
not be discouraged by what is happening now.

Mrs. Mahama
said this during the official announcement of the 25th anniversary celebration
of WOSPAG.

She said the
achievement of Bissah, was part of the success story of Ghanaian women in
sports, hence must not be allowed to be covered by the ban.

She made an
appeal to the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) and the Minister of Youth and
Sports to intervene to lift the ban on the star athlete.

Mrs. Mahama,
who is also the Vice President of Ghana Mixed Martial Arts Association
(Amateur) noted that, it was not easy getting females to do sports, therefore
the quality of Bissah should not be discarded having attained such a feat in
her career.

She announced
that WOSPAG would celebrate their 25 years of existence in style, adding that
many activities have been lined up ahead of the event.

She said the
anniversary would be launched in May, and would be characterized by workshops,
seminars and games.

Bissah was
banned indefinitely by the GAA after her heroic feat at the Youth Olympic Games
in 2014.

GNA

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