FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya taking a Selfie with the President
FILE: FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya taking a Selfie with the President

All league games which were scheduled for Sunday 18 October 2015 have been cancelled in order for the Zambian football family to join President Edgar Lungu and the rest of the Zambian citizenry in the national day of prayer and fasting which FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya says provided all citizens a chance to re-energise their relationships with God.

Kalusha says the Zambian football fraternity has always put God first in their endeavours stressing that the call to prayer by the Republican president, who is also Patron of the Football Association of Zambia, was a welcome initiative that Zambians must heed.

“Those that have attended our national training sessions and indeed our pre-match meetings, gatherings of the FAZ council and other FAZ programmes will testify that such events open and close with supplications to our God the Almighty Creator. Everything we do and the lives we have, we owe it to God our Creator. Therefore, this day of prayer and fasting called by His Excellency the President is very important for us as a football family, as Zambians and we will join His Excellency the president and the rest of the country in prayer and fasting,” Kalusha said adding: “It’s a time for all of us to rededicate ourselves to God, to re-energize our relationship with Him and beseech him to take the lead in our lives, our game and our country.”

The celebrated legend of Zambian football, a 1988 African Footballer of the Year and CAF Executive Committee member said the glory of the Zambian game, including the AFCON 2012 triumph, the heroics of Seoul 1988 and major development strides being recorded today were all possible because of the intervention of God the Almighty.

“So let us all find time on 18th October to gather to pray together and even to have personal one-on-one prayer moments with our Creator,” Kalusha said.

Football House has since released a statement announcing that all league matches which were scheduled to be played this weekend have been postponed. Saturday will have no league action because of the CHAN2016 Qualifier between Zambia and Mozambique at Levy Mwanawasa stadium and Sunday being the day of national prayer and fasting.

All games which were to be played this weekend will take place on Wednesday 21 October.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. We love you, Great Kalu!!! No weapon formed against you by your enemies such as Simate Simaate will prosper in the Mighty name of Jesus. Amen!

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    • No amount of prayer will save Zambia from the ignorance of Lungu and Kambwili. You can even declare the whole month of prayer…

      1 The Kwacha will still loose value
      2. After your prayers you will still find the budget deficit
      3. The economy will continue going down the tube.

      Lets talk after a month

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    • If God answered prayers without putting in some effort, Zambia would be the World Champion in football…..in fact champions in everything. There would be no hunger, no load shedding…. it would be heaven. Guys, get off your backsides, roll up your sleeves and get to the nitty gritty. It is allowed to pray while you are working.

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  2. Solomon went to God to ask for wisdom .Even blessed countries like Israel have set aside a day of prayers as public holiday which we expect our republican president Mr Edgar Changwa Lungu to do so as well.We need a day in the year to be a thanks giving and prayer and fasting.

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  3. Lungu and team continue blaspheming God with your prayer rhetoric.Prayers after intoxication with bear.Goodluck gentlemen.

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  4. We need a national day of prayer to request God to make Allah stop making Egypt beat us 3-0. It must end. God must show Allah who is king

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  5. Here is another reason why our league is not taken serious by TV sponsors with such haphazard schedules by useless administrators!!

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  6. the day of pray and fasting three things will happen 1 using dollar because kwacha no value 2 homosextial 3 everyone must not work on this day for a remembering

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  7. On the prayer day all entertainment venues to be shut and GRZ will pay wages to affected workers for that day and reimburse lost revenues to venue owners.

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  8. But have you arranged for loss of revenue from Supersport? The supersport audience was anticipating Zambian soccer on Sunday. It won’t be there. won’t you then lose your audience?

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  9. Kalusha bwalya should equally attend because of the falling standards of football. But before that he should repent. His case is in court so I will not say much

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  10. I also endorse the prayer meeting but prayer must be backed by action. hope Lungu had God in mind when he hired a place to go to New York while leaving many Zambians in poverty. i googled fasting on the internet and 1 isaiah 58 came up. i hope the panga and gun trotting culture will end. i hope corruption and vote rigging with end. otherwise the prayers and fasting will be in vain.

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