Isha Johansen Bags FIFA Appointment

5 October 2013 at 00:10 | 2194 views

By John Lappia Konteh, Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) Mrs. Isha Johansen has been appointed as member of the Committee of Women’s Football and Women’s World Cup at football’s world governing body FIFA.

The Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup shall organise the FIFA Women’s World Cup in compliance with the provisions of the regulations applicable to this competition, the list of Requirements and the Organising Association Agreement and deal with general issues relating to women’s football.

In a letter addressed to Mrs. Johansen by FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke, he said: " We are pleased to inform you that you have been appointed as a member of our committee on Women’s Football and FIFA Women’s World Cup."

Expressing her delight, the President said "I’m humbled. It’s the dawn of a new era for football in Sierra Leone. It’s a reality, let’s grab it and run with it.
Congratulations mama Salone."

Her appointment to a FIFA standing committee was preceeded by ealier appointments this week as the African Representative for Football is More, a social Football Foundation and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as a member of the Club Liscening Committee.

These appointments by FIFA are confirmation of the association’s commitment to the promotion and development of women’s football and a fulfillment of pledges made to support women’s football financially and to give women players, coaches, referees and officials the opportunity to become actively involved in football.

FIFA is helping to popularise the game by increasing public awareness and conducting information campaigns as well as overcoming social and cultural obstacles for women with the ultimate aim of improving women’s standing in society.