With only a few hours to spare before a FIFA ban, President Koroma interceded in Sierra Leone’s football impasse.

Isha Johansen

Sierra Leone National Sports Council has reinstated Isha Johansen executive back in office in a bid to avoid international ban from the football world governing body FIFA.

The Johansen led executive is back following the intervention of the country’s President Ernest Bai Koroma after hours of crisis talks.

The implication of the FIFA ultimatum has led to the president intervention.

Fifa on Monday indicated to football Sierra Leone that if the NSC fail to revoke its decision Sierra Leone could have face international football suspension.

The NSC decided to reinstated the SLFA on condition that the Johansen executive committee must work with the seven-man working committee.


The decision represents a U-turn from the country sports body, who reacted to dissolved the SLFA, after Isha Johansen’s led executive cancelled a seven-man committee set up to identify delegates for the association?s next congress.

“I see this as a win-win situation,” Sports minister Paul Kamara told BBC Sport.

“President Koroma has done his best for the football family to reconcile and that was why he invited all the parties to the meeting.”