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Kalusha demands respect for Mighty legends and their peers

Sports Kalusha demands respect for Mighty legends and their peers

Ex-FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya
Ex-FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya
Kalusha Bwalya has told officials at his old club Mufulira Wanderers to respect and recognise former team players.

Past stars are usually harassed and denied entry into various stadia during FAZ Super Division matches.

Wanderers legend and former goalkeeper Abraham Nkole at one time stopped going to Shinde Stadium after being harassed by club officials during a game.

Speaking during the Wanderers fund-raising dinner dance in Lusaka at the weekend, Kalusha said old players must not be harassed at their old clubs.

Wanderers legends Dickson Makwaza, Ackim Musenge, Fredrick Kashimoto, Abrahama Nkole and Michael Kapembwa graced the dinner dance.

“When these people (legends) come to Shinde Stadium respect them,” he said.

“When we come there to Shinde Stadium please accord us the same gesture you have done today,” Kalusha said.

“When we come people should be able to recognise that these people have played for this club,” he said amid applauds from old players and supporters.

And Makwaza encouraged club supporters to take keen interest in the performance of Wanderers.

“I am asking everybody here as supporters if a team is winning or losing it is your job to call the coaches aside and say ba coach ifwe palya tatulemona bwino,” the former Zambia and Mighty skipper said.

“Don’t leave everything to coaches,” he concluded.

Mufulira based Members of Parliament, FAZ officials and fans attended the fund-raising event.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Kalusha, I hope you are not saying that the older players should be respected by letting them attend matches free of r charge. Clubs run on the money paid by spectators. In America everybody pays including the president. The president pays through the government account. Why make poor people climb trees to watch a game while rich people get in free? It is totally stupid. Most important people have miscellaneous cash accounts or petty cash accounts which they can use to pay for the games. Never let them enter free. If you are proud of your club you should support by paying for the ticket- you can also just call it a donation.

    • No every club respects its ex players. They are given lifetime free passes. You don’t expect Bobby Charlton or Andy Cole to que up at Old Trafford. Legends like Kalu, Abraham Nkole Dickson Makwaza enter the stadium on the equivalent of a red carpet.the players make the team. Its disrespect of the worst kind to deny them entry to Chawama or Shinde

    • Why not let the old players free? We talking about 5 seats or less per game here. Musenge still alive? Great to know.

  2. Really laughable that this King Galu can even speak about Mighty now…this is the sly crook who was busy building fee paying football team in RSA in the name of K-stars. Where were you Galu the last 10 years…if you cared you would have put policies in place at FA.
    Just go back to your muzungu wife in RSA at this rate she will kick you out and take you to divorce court to clean you dry!!

  3. Every right thinking club respects its ex players. They are always given lifetime free passes. You don’t expect Bobby Charlton or Andy Cole to que up for tickets at Old Trafford.
    Legends like Kalu, Abraham Nkole Dickson Makwaza enter the stadium on the equivalent of a red carpet.The players make the team. Its disrespect of the worst kind to deny them entry to Chawama or Shinde

  4. The writer is talking about respect that former club players must be accorded by their ‘former teams’ and the comments from the readers are not in line with the main issue. What is wrong with you (fans)? I bet you if Roberto Carlos is to take time and walk along the the paths of the remotest village in Zambia the main cities of Zambia will be deserted by the very fans who can’t respect one of their own just to go and see the former Brazilian left back. What Kalusha and other former players are talking about here is growth in football. The idea they are bringing is good for the clubs and the nation. It is also being practised in big European and South American Leagues. If Zambia wants to ggrow as a footballing nation why would the fans, supporters, administrators and indeed well wishers…

  5. I rarely agree with Kalu, but on this I agree with him. Don’t disrespect this heroes that made these clubs known back in the day.

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