US-based Ghanaian athlete, Martha Bissah, has finally rendered an unqualified apology to Professor Francis Dodoo and the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA).
Martha Bissah in the letter below rendered an apology to the above-mentioned entities for wrongfully accusing them in 2016 which caused the organisation to suspend her indefinitely.
In 2016, Bissah accused the association’s officials, which was headed by Professor Dodoo of extortion while working on a scholarship for her to move to the United States after winning a gold medal at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.
The Olympic youth gold medalist was suspended following her claims which the GAA considered as indisciplined and peddling lies against the association and was asked to issue an apology to the parties involved in order to see her ban lifted.
Bissah who has gone through school in the United States has now written a letter to the GAA as she begins the steps to resolve the situation.
The letter, written to the GAA through the National Sports Authority (NSA) reads:
“I wish to humbly express my sincerest apology and utmost regret for my behaviour towards the Ghana Athletics Association in general and Professor Francis Dodoo in Particular sometime in 2015.
“I am really sorry for my unprofessional and immature behaviour as well as my subsequent defamatory comments.
“I know my actions have damaged our working relationship and hope this broken relationship will be restored to enable us work together again.
“I assure you that I will not act in that manner again.
“Please accept my apologies.”
Checks by Joy Sports reveal that the National Sports Authority has received a copy of the letter. More to follow soon.