It is over four years that football has not been played in small mother Sierra Leone owing to internal wrangling and corruption.
As she attempts cleaning her image, Isha Johansen, President Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), in a television interview, unfortunately shifted blame of match fixing scandal on FIFA and then Sports Minister, Paul Kamara.
She claimed, however, that match fixing is in FIFA and Interpol’s football road map and not her making at all.
“It was not my making. I was giving names and I did not offer names. I was asked by FIFA and Interpol to investigate and set up a committee on the match fixing scandal,” she affirmed.
She said only five names were provided to her by FIFA and that the other ten names were added by a certain minister of sports.
Isha’s statement is viewed by many as ‘double standard’ for the reason she had told the House of Parliament that the match fixing scandal was nothing and that she had used it to score political points.
“The dismal state of football is largely due to political interference. Both the APC and SLPP do have common enemies in football and it is no one but me,” Isha said.
It is open secret that Isha received huge supports from the out gone APC government she now paints badly.
As a final point, she ended up speaking out that she will be running for Presidency of the SLFA despite facing corruption trials.
However, observers have described Isha’s recent television interview as but an attempt to seek the attention of the government of President Bio.