FIFA delegate, Isha Johansen of Sierra Leone has given a moving statement of thanks to FIFA, President Sepp Blatter, the English soccer delegation and others for their financial and emotional support as her nation struggled to fight the world’s worst-ever outbreak of Ebola.

“Football is more than just a game, it is about bringing people together,” she told delegates Friday at the FIFA congress in Zurich. “We all need to give peace a chance.”