The former president of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Isha Tejan-Cole Johansen has recently catch up with the Nigeria Legendary Football Star J.J Okocha, at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

On her Facebook page, Isha Johansen posted “#WHEN ICONS MEET @ J J OKOCHA & ISHA JOHANSEN”. Seeing this on her page, fans and admirers of the icon expressed their love and how the former president of the Sierra Leone Football Association has always been an inspirational object to them.

One Abubakarr Turay commented on Isha’s post saying “My Favorite, you always inspired other women, I’m a great admirer of your works and commitment despite I never have the opportunity to meet you in person, but everyday and then I watched your photo and I know that my faith will make us meet and have basic conversation about how I admire your resilience. You are a Lioness.”

These two football icons met again at Qatar for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022.

Isha Tejan-Cole Johansen is a Sierra Leonean entrepreneur and the former president of the Sierra Leone Football Association. Johansen is one of the only a few women in the world to have headed a national football association, along with Lydia Nsekera, the former president of the Burundi football association, Izetta Sombo Wesley, the former leader of the Liberia Football Association and Sonia Bien-Aime of the Turks and Calcos Islands Football Association.

Isha Johansen was born as Isha Tejan-Cole in Freetown, Sierra Leone, into the Tejan-Cole family, who are of Aku Muhammedan descent. She was immersed in football from the very beginning, as her father co-founded East End Lions F.C in Freetown. Her father took her to see football matches, and she played football with her brothers and their friends. She was educated at a convent school in Freetown and a boarding school in Yeovi, England.

Augustine Azuka Okacha commonly known as Jay-jay Okocha is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He played 73 times for the Nigeria national team between 1993 and 2006, scoring 14 times, and was a member of three FIFA World Cup squads. He is regarded as one of the greatest football players from Africa.

He played across multiple leagues, starting his career at Enugu Rangers in the Nigerian Professional Football League before moving to Borussia Neunkirchen in Oberliga Sudwest, Germany’s third division in July 1990.