The President of the Sierra Leonean Football Association (SLFA) Isha Johansen has been voted into the Fifa Council after a wide-margin triumph.
Johansen triumphed over Burund’s Lydia Nsekera, who held the position since 2013, by 28 votes to four during the CAF General Assembly held in Rabat (Morocco) on Friday.
However NFF board member and Chairperson, Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, has congratulated Isha Lennart Johanssen for her victory over closest rival and incumbent Lydia Nsekera, to take the sole African slot for a woman on the FIFA Council.
The 56 year old becomes the first West African woman to be voted into the council and the first Sierra Leonean to join the 37-member team.
She, Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick, Egypt’s Hany Abou Rida, Morocco’s Fouzi Lekjaa, Mali’s Mamoutou Toure and Benin’s Mathurin De Chacus are the new African representatives at the FIFA level.