Johansen says Blatter is like a father figure


Isha Johansen says the resignation of the FIFA’s president Sepp Blatter is ‘unfortunate’ and she categorised the Swiss football administrator as a father figure who has help football develop in Africa.

But with the latest Sepp Blatter’s corruption scandals football lovers in the country are very much concern over the development of football.

How will Blatter’s resignation affect Sierra Leone and African football?

Sierra Leone’s Isha Johansen is one of only two female football association’s presidents out of 209 member countries and just like Blatter, she has been under serious scrutiny in recent months as rivals faction have resolved to oust sitting her led executive a move that was twice rejected by FIFA.

She was quoted as saying, “Blatter’s resignation “unfortunate” & “been good for African football growth”

“I see him as a father figure, as most Africans do,” she said. “From day one he came across as that. On that first day I went to Zurich to present myself as a new FA president, he was delighted.

“This is what the African football association’s respecting about him — his legacy.”

But Johansen, who was elected unopposed on 3 August 2013 admitted that is going to be a lot more scrutiny inside FIFA.

“Where is FIFA heading? It’s obviously going to be a lot more turbulent. Every day seems to come up with new revelations and incidents happening. I think it’s going to be a very difficult time.”


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