March 22, 2017 By Kerifalah Janneh
The president of Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Madam Isha Johansen, has been elected as executive member in CAF committee.
The ceremony, which was held on Thursday, 16th March, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethopia, saw madam Johansen getting new international recognition.
Johansen was elected president of the SLFA unopposed on August 3rd, 2013, after her main contender, former Sierra Leone international footballer, Mohamed Kallon, was disqualified by the Sierra Leone Football Executive committee for not meeting the SLFA residency requirement in the country.
Madam Johansen returned home on Friday, 18th March, 2017 and was joyfully received by SLFA Executive, football family, well wishes at the Lungi International Airport.
Speaking during a well-attended ceremony at the Kingtom football academy in Freetown, Chairman of the occasion, Abdul Rahaman Swaray, congratulated madam Johansen on her victory to a highly enviable and contested position in Africa’s most popular game that is male dominated.
He said Johansen had made an indelible history for Sierra Leone, thus calling on compatriots to support her dreams as more good things were in the pipe line for the country’s most wanted game.
In his remark, Honourable Francis Amara Kowa of constituency 107, described madam Johansen as hard working woman and appealed to her to embrace all football stakeholders with open hands.
“You should work and listen to everyone in the interest of the game and the country,” he said.
Madam Johansen thanked all those who supported her during the struggle and dedicated her victory to all Sierra Leoneans. She called on all football family to push the game to another level.
Similar sentiments were expressed by the Vice President of SLFA, Brima Mazola Kamara and the Husband of Madam Johansen, Arne Birger Johansen, a Norwegian Counsel.