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Isha Johansen: The new ray of hope at FIFA

Isha Johansen: The new ray of hope at FIFA

Sierra Leone FA president, Isha Johnsen, has been elected as one of the Confederation of African Football executive members to Fifa’s powerful decision body.

Johansen, who was the first woman to serve on FIFA’s Security and Integrity Committee, collected 28 votes surpassing Burundi’s Lydia Nsekera with four votes during the 43rd CAF General Assembly, meeting March 12, 2021, in Rabat, Morocco.

“I am truly humbled and excited about what the future may have in store for me and my continent in terms of global football governance,” she told the media.

“My desire is to play a role in ensuring that our womenfolk are empowered as a force for good governance and football development.”

Following Johansen’s election into the Fifa council, she has been immediately replaced as a women’s representative on the Caf executive committee by Comorian Kanizat Ibrahim.

Johansen, who was elected as the SLFA’s boss unopposed on the 3rd August 2013, will serve a four-year term in the FIFA Council.

The final composition of the FIFA Council will consist of 37 members: one President, elected by the FIFA Congress; eight vice presidents, and 28 other members elected by the member associations – each for a term of four years.

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