Sierra Leone: Brushing Off Abuse, Sierra Leone’s Female Football Chief Seeks Second Term

Dakar — “I hope to inspire more women and girls to say no to gender discrimination, bullying and sexism in the sport”

She has been called a prostitute by her peers, manhandled in public and received countless death threats, but Sierra Leone’s football chief Isha Johansen refuses to buckle in pursuit of her goal of developing women’s and girls football across Africa.

One of only two women worldwide to currently head a football association, Johansen is nearing the end of a four-year term dogged by…


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