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Isha Johansen FIFA Council Member on her rise to the top: Business of Sport

Isha Johansen FIFA Council Member on her rise to the top: Business of Sport

Update: 2022-01-20
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Mark Chapman & The Athletic's Matt Slater speak to Isha Johansen, who is a member of The FIFA Council, the main decision making body of world football about a range of topics including the challenges she's encountered on her journey to the corridors of power, biennial World Cups, plus diversity and sustainability in the game.

Previously Isha was President of the Sierra Leone Football Association , one of only a few women in the world to have headed a national football association. Isla is also owner and CEO of Sierra Leone National Premier League club FC Johansen, the club she started to provide guidance and opportunities to children whose lives had been disrupted by civil war.

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Isha Johansen FIFA Council Member on her rise to the top: Business of Sport

Isha Johansen FIFA Council Member on her rise to the top: Business of Sport

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