March 20, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr
President of Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Isha Johansen, says the outcome of the African Football governing body, CAF elections was a good picture for the continent football.
Johansen was amongst the 54 delegates, who voted in the just concluded polls that put an end to Issa Hayatou’s 29 years of administration.
Madagascar Football Association boss, Ahmad Ahmad, secured 34 votes, while the veteran administrator, Hayatou, secured 20 votes in the Thursday’s poll.
For the SLFA president ,who herself was elected into the new Confederation of African Football executive committee, defeating Lydia Nsekera 35 -12, the outcome of the election was the change they were talking about and wanted.
“’I’m happy, elated, it is great. This is the change we were talking about and it is good for African football,” she said.
”I want people to understand that this was not a campaign against personalities.This was about changing the face and image of the African continent through football – and changing African football for the better.”
Isha Johansen becomes the first Sierra Leonean to be elected as a CAF Executive Committee member from 2017 – 2021. She was also recently appointed into the FIFA sub-committee – the FIFA Members Association Committee.
The SLFA boss who was elected unopposed on 3 August, 2013 as the first female FA boss in Sierra Leone,is the only female Football Association president in the world presently.