Football’s Unifying Power Tops Agenda During Sierra Leone Visit.

By Fifa.com….

The final leg of the joint CAF and FIFA mission to West Africa featured a visit Sierra Leone, where meetings with the Head of State Brigadier General Dr Julius Maada Bio, Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) President Isha Johansen and national sports officials focused on the unifying power of football and its ability to bring people together despite their differences.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Sierra Leone's Head of State Brigadier General Dr Julius Maada Bio

© FIFA.com. Fifa boss and Pres. Maada Bio 

”Football is life for many people in Sierra Leone and of course in Africa as a whole,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino. “We at FIFA want to be part of the process of helping develop football in Sierra Leone and we want to make sure that this country shines with opportunities through the game because after all, football represents talent, life and joy, much of which we have already seen since arriving here.”FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Sierra Leone's Head of State Brigadier General Dr Julius Maada Bio

Before departing for Lungi airport, the joint CAF-FIFA delegation met briefly with football fans and local authorities, exchanging on the outcome of their meeting with President Bio.