Track & Field News of Thursday, 29 September 2016

Source: ghanasportsonline.com

Bissah’s scholarship is ‘clean’ - Lutterodt

A former chairman of the Ghana Athletics Association George Lutterodt says Martha Bissah is happily studying at the Norfork State University and a claim that the scholarship has been suspended is fallacious.

Lutterodt’s reaction is at the back of some negative media reports which that the Norfork State University had suspended the athlete’s scholarship because she presented fake educational documents.

Bissah who won Gold at the 2014 Youth Olympics in China is on a full scholarship worth $32,000 at the Norfolk University in Virginia, USA and Lutterodt believes these falsehoods will force the young athlete to naturalize for another country.

“If anybody has any proof or evidence of the scholarship of Martha Bissah that it has been suspended let him or her bring it forward. You can contact the likes of Aziz Zakari et al who are all old students of Norfolk University.

"This is a disgrace and this girl will never ever run again for Ghana because of the way they are playing with the athlete's life”, he told Starr Sports.

The Youth Olympian left the shores of Ghana last month to pursue her higher education in athletics.