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FOOTBALL icon Kalusha Bwalya will participate in a special high-level football tournament for Permanent Representatives to the United Nations in New York on June 16, to promote the role of sports in achieving sustainable development and peace.

In a statement issued by permanent mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations first secretary for press and public relations Chibaula Silwamba, Kalusha, alongside other renowned international football players Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria), Frank Rijkaard and Aaron Winter (both of The Netherlands) will be star players/coaches of Permanent Representatives accredited to the United Nations from various countries across the world, who will participate in the tournament.

Permanent Missions of Zambia and The Netherlands to the United Nations in conjunction with KNVB and Cruyff Foundation are organisers of the first-ever tournament on the terrace of the UN Delegates Dining Room facing the East River. Cruyff Foundation will set up an artificial football pitch.

Mr. Silwamba stated that at least three female Permanent Representatives, including the US’ Samantha Power, have signed up to play alongside their male counterparts in the few-minutes competition.

He stated that the game will draw the attention of the international community to the role that football, and its celebrities, could play to promote the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and achieving peace and security in the world.

“Kalusha and his colleagues will also feature on the UN Secretary General’s Spokesperson Noon media briefing where they will engage the international media about sports, development and peace. The stars will also hold a football clinic for children, and several other engagements organized by The Netherlands Mission to the UN,” Mr. Silwamba stated.

“Kalusha is African Footballer of the Year 1988, Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee member, FIFA Football Committee Member, board member of Champions of the Environment and Africa10. Kalusha is highly respected across the world for his football prowess, and has participated in Zambian football for over three decades in various capacities.”

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  1. This is what the Galu likes ..a place like this where he can increase contacts on his phone and an opportunity for a backdoor loan for himself.

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    • Jay Jay you are a typical hater and dangerously jealous. Let’s be proud of our own achievers. Kalu is flying a Zambian flag on the world map. Don’t just comment as if you are just from having a nightmare.

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    • When Galu was I was called Kamanga and Simata now Kamanga is President I am jealous…Galu used Faz as a gravy train and there is nothing to show for even the Nike contract was terminated a long time ago; whose replica jerserys have you been wearing..go bootlick your hero…to me he is a thief who belongs behind bars.

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  2. Imwe naimwe give a credit where it is due. Kalu is respected globally more than your politicians, you thought by removing hihim from your disorganized FAZ you bring him down. The man is 10 steps ahead of these bunch of failures the Kamangas.
    Long live our football icon you have realy put on the map as Zambians.

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  3. When are Kamanga and Liwewe instituting a forensic audit on Kalusha Bwalya’s reign? The chap plundered our coffers from South Africa where he was living and administering FAZ by remote control. Having lost the FAZ elections, he should relinguish all these other positions to Kamanga, ka Kasai kanati shupa saana.

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  4. Those who hate great kalu will continue to chock with envy, you can’t finish him, i actually watched him on super sport analysing the France vs Romania Game. Kamanga has failed to qualify to Afcon and
    the kamanga FAZ will never qualify to any tornment apart from Coasafa. Everthing was blamed on kalu lets wait and see. Long live great kalu.

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  5. To all the haters, Zambian’s players are among the most patriots in Africa. They play for peanuts when responding to national team call. You’ll never hear that they are going on strike. @JayJay, Great Kalu served the nation as a player and no one can take that away from him (He responded to every calls and delivered). As an administrator, he had some short coming (he is a human) but he also delivered. If you do travel or leave abroad, when you introduce yourself as a Zambian, all they know is Kenneth Kaunda and Kalusha Bwalya. He established his own name and he should be given credit. Now he is gone, lets leave the man alone. It is Kamanga’s time, lets give him time. Hope he delivers. Be happy for Kalusha,

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