Madame Isha Johansen President of the Sierra Leone Football Association and Founder of Premier League FC Johansen is set to attend the FIFA Under-17 Female Finals in Jordan this weekend. Madame President herself has been personally invited by His Royal Highness Prince Ali of Jordan.
At a time in her career where women and girls in sports are a critical element Madame Johansen would like to undertake as a priority with her work, the high profiled event will provide her the opportunity to interact with young women in Amman who will be inspired by the strides she has made in the field of football.
The 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s world Cup is the 5th edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, the biennial international women’s youth football championship contested by the under-17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The Tournament is set to be held in Jordan from 30 September to the 21st of October 2016. Also in attendance will be Fifa President Gianni Infantino and SLFA President are two special guests at the Fifa Womens U-17 finals in Amaan on the 21st October.
Madam Johansen is increasingly becoming a global force striving to drive good governance using the power of football. Her stance for women in leadership positions especially male dominated arenas like football is gaining increasing international and global accreditation. Her visit to Jordan has created excitement in the kingdom where she will address the female national team.