Fullname: Football Club Johansen
Ground: Sierra Leone Football Academy
Coach: John Keister
Owner: Isha Johansen (Tejan Cole)
The team was founded in 2004 and is based in the city of Freetown. The club is run by Isha Johansen (Tejan Cole) and her Norwegian husband Arne Birger Johansen.
The club started with the objective of giving hope to a group of young people, using sport as a means of channeling their energy into a positive healthy direction.
In 2010, FC Johansen was not playing the Sierra Leone league. In 2011, they played for the first time in the Sierra Leone division One league. That year they did not lose a single match and were promoted to the Premier division. 2012 was their first year in the Premier League where they finished fourth behind Diamond Stars, Kallon FC and End Lions. 2013, is their 2nd year in the Sierra Leone Premier League.
In February/March 2013, the club had its maiden appearance at the continental level. It played Barack Young Controller FC (Liberian Second Division team) in the CAF Confederation Cup. FC Johansen lost 1-0 on aggregate and did not progress to the next round.
They have a squad consisting of young players as that is the goal of the team to promote these young talents and empower them in their discipline.
Performance in CAF competitions
CAF Confederation Cup: 1 appearance
They won the Swiss Youth cup in 2011 by defeating Liverpool FC 1-0 in which George Davies scored the only goal of that match.
They’ve had the longest unbeaten run in the league which is 29 games between 2011 and 2012 and they put up one of the best performance in that season.
Notable Former Players
George ‘Kwaku’ Davies, Mahdi Kalay(Lebanon Goalkeeper), Ismail Koroma
Sorie Barrie (C), Yemi Dunia, Abu Suma, Ibrahim Kamara, Kwame Quee, Nyakeh O. Alpha, George Mata
Abdul Bangura(Babu), Unisa Sesay, Denis Kamara, Solomon Menu, Saidu Bundu, Joseph Kanu, Abu Kanu(Abedi)
Keita Bangura, Musa Kamara, Foday Kamara, Abubakarr Kamara, Amadu Kanji