Lusaka mayor Miles Sampa
Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa

LUSAKA Mayor Miles Sampa has announced plans to name one of the streets in Lusaka after Zambia’s celebrated soccer icon Kalusha Bwalya.

The Lusaka City Father has also indicated plans to erect Kalusha Bwalya’s statue at one of the roundabouts in Lusaka.

The plans according to the Mayor are expected to be actualized in the next three months.

“… Lets celebrate Kalu while he is alive. On my part as Lusaka Mayor, I will name a road as Kalusha Bwalya next 3 months. I will also put his monument at one of the Roundabouts in Lusaka before year end,” Mayor Sampa writes

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    • Another bemba on Kalu, just like his fellow foul mouthed bemba called Kambwili stood up for him over issues he has no knowledge about. Do your thing Miles. Just remember that when we give power to the tonga, since you guys are clueless, you will see similar statues. Zambians will soon have no choice but to give power to a person who has no experience in governance because what seems to be your top priorities is always puzzling. From state house bonse you are the same. No ideas on how to empower Zambians, many ideas on how to fill up your pockets

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    • It’s sad to see the poverty in the country. From state house all the way to you Miles you have no programs to empower people, create jobs for the youth. All you do is tax people over crowding in town trying to sale the same things like the next guy. And yet there is no money in the economy. Salaries, small as they are are never paid on time. Government pay days keep shifting from the mid month they used to be to month end to now anyhow. Councils only pick rubbish after cholera out break. And your priorities it to put statues for your tribesman. Zambia indeed

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    • Seriously what wrong with these morons ..someone was caught and found guilty of receiving bribes to vote for a country and you are queuing up to honour him!!

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    • Just a street or a mall, not a statue it won’t look good. The Zambian statue’s legs always end on same side of body like those we used to mould from anthills soil.

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    • Kalusha deserves a Zambian PhD as well. Some just get honored for recovering from alcoholic, they name them after malls, boarding schools, streets and babies.
      Kalusha deserves more because he has been consistent in soccer from age of 16, that 40 years of sober and good deeds in the sport. And still going.
      Ka bribe thing can’t even be a thought of, no wonder FiFA dropped that ka case.

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    • I have nothing against this honour but the way it is being done. Can a mayor just wake up and decree that so and so’s statue be erected? In a democracy don’t people namely councillors debate the issue? Is this a one man show? Is this a dictatorship? “I will name a road”
      ” I will erect a statue” Are you using your pocket money Mr Mayor?

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  1. Miles as you are doing that please remember:
    to build toilets in Kanyama, Bauleni, Matero, etc
    collect the rubbish in the shanties
    cover the pot wholes in the roads and signage
    help the increasing number of street kids and unemployed youth.
    I have nothing against Kalu…BUT don’t you think you have more urgent matters to deal with?

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    • Robert , spending on a once-off honour for a deserving personality should never be seen as taking away from improving living standards. The two are mutually exclusive. Addressing your concerns is a continuous process that should imbedded in national budget. Here’s my proposal,
      1. Lets do away with expensive presidential retirement homes. They can afford themselves. If possible Rupiah must be the last.
      2. Limit official ministerial vehicles to modest types- Toyota Corolla, Kia, Hyundai saloon. 1.2 litre fuel tanks. Easy maintenance, low cost fuel. For luxury models they can obtain personal bank loans on their salaries.
      3. Do away from unnecessary expenses on presidential birthdays(Kaunda) he’s been recognised sufficiently. Let him rest.
      4. Trim down ministries. Have one minister be…

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  2. Place Kalu’s monument at his boyhood club and a billboard at Heros stadium. (Sports facility)
    There are many missing road signal that this Sampa must put in place .. Stop putting too many obstracting objects along the roads which contribute to losing direction, unwanted accidents etc, e.g from airport road, there are no road signal showing CHipata Livingstone Kabwe Ndola/Kitwe. Or Chelston, Chainama, Kaunda square, Kalingalinga, Kabwata .. etc

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  3. wajimona point being? you named Mosi O Tunya Livingstone was David even buried there? up to today government administration offices are called BOMA (British Overseas Military Administration). You want to question Great Lusha? Good suggestion your worship Sampa… I’m just saying muzi nkalako serious and grateful

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  4. Some Zambians are some f00ls on earth. Instead of protesting Sampa’s promise for free wifi in Lusaka they are welcoming the use-l.ess statue of Kalusha. Kalusha can have a statue at a stadium and not at round about in future. Not now.

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  5. Let Kalu build a youth sports center in Lusaka and name it Kalusha Bwalya youth sports center. But we all know Kalu can not do that.

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    • Kalu should emulate his colleagues like Drogba, Samuel Eto’, George Weah etc and build something for this country other than just eating. The guy can not even build a house for his own mother let alone a simple soccer academy for kids. The f00l is just busy marrying mazungu girls who are just getting kids away from him after realizing the chipuba that he is. No wonder he is friends with Miles. What do the say about birds of the same furthers?

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  6. SUPER, ALL THE STREETS NAMED AFTER THE COLONIAL MASTERS SHOULD BE DELETED FROM OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE, FROM ZAMBIAN MAP. ITS TIME TO GAIN OUR DEGINITY.
    I AM WITH MILES VIVA.

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  7. How many things has Miles Sampa promised and given himself a deadline and have failed to materialize? We still have no free WiFi, the hybrid Chicken still stands. Miles Sampa is a joke. Can LT get his latest photo so that we see if he is still not shaving?

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  8. what has this guy sampa done since becoming mayor?
    Zambians are too quick to forget, that’s why you’ve the current political situation, they know they’ll say anything and get elected after that no one will check on the campaign promises
    what’s the point of naming a street that no one will find because the roads and actual signage is garbage.
    I believe lsk has more pressing issues than what this lazy guy is proposing

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  9. Taxpayers like Simon Mwewa are being harassed by PF cadres this boy Sampa is concerned about naming a street after a corrupt chap who doesn’t live in Zambia, is married to a muzungu, even when he steals he takes money to RSA …I highly doubt he has investments in Zambia that he pays tax as he couldnt pay his FIFA fine…its always the same chaps shielding him the Lusambos, Kambwilis, Sampas etc

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  10. Sampa is a misinformed mayor, and it seems he has nothing much to do in his office because his promise was that he would spend most of his time out of the office and in the field but that backfired when he was chased off the streets by irate cadres who have since barricaded him in the office with only limited time to showcase chibuku packets outside the office during lunch hours.
    Sampa in case you did not know there is already a road within Lusaka called Kalusha Bwalya close, this is the road that passes by the Zambia National Team Graveyard and curves off towards OYDC, now sit in your office and think of something else.

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  11. Miles sampa was at one time Matero MP, it’s so suprising that he still does know that they is already one street in Matero east was named Kalusha street.

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  12. Where did this moron come from, no vision, collecting a salary for nothing, so painful to say the least. Miles need to do serious work to improve the lives of people in Lusaka

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  13. Kalusha is one person who has benefited from Zambia and has nothing to show of what he has done for Zambia like a soccer academy said by others above. I shall proscute Sampa for wasting tax payers money when I become president. I shall remove any statue of Kalusha on any round about

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  14. Some of your dislike for Great Lusha is his decision to publicly support PF. If he supported UPND he would be your darling. Have you forgotten the smiles he put on your faces?

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    • He’s great to you because of your thinking pattern, by world standards he’s a corrupt failure.

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  15. To begin to honour individuals in Zambia muted by one man is another demonstration that PF government leadership is porous. There so many late and living Zambians who have contributed so much to our nation and if temporally leaders stretch their supposedly wisdom in disgust to honour others to impress their egos, more urgent national needs will cry louder to shame them. Honour is not craved for while alive. Be sensible.

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  16. This is a very sick idea, Kalusha has nothing to show for the so called success. He has done nothing but suck resources from FAZ.

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  17. The USA women’s soccer team has won many world cups and I can assure you we won’t be naming streets and building statues for any of the players.
    Zambians should not put up with such mediocre leadership anymore, put resources to good use Miles.

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  18. Yes! Good idea Mr Sampa. Actually change that Cairo Rd to Kalusha Bwalya Rd, this is not Egypt

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  19. MILES,CZ KALUSHA APPOINTED U DURING FAZ TIME AND U WANT TO NAME AND BUILD STATUE OF HIM ?WHAT HAS HE DONE FOR ZAMBIA?HE DOESN’T LIVE HERE IN ZAMBIA.WHEN,HE IS HERE NINSHI HE WANTS TO CONFUSE THINGS. HE LIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA.DON’T WORSHIP KALUSHA USING THE RESOURCES MEANT TO PAY COUNCIL WORKERS AND START BUILDING AND NAME THINGS. TWAPAPATA. THINK OF THE LEGAL ISSUES PENDING ON U

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  20. No brainier. Naming a decent monument, road, building or football ground-seating stand will a deserved honour. Let’s take a moments to reflect on Kalusha’s journey to the National Icon status. Kalusha stood as a pillar around which a new national team rose following Air Gabon disaster. Just when we thought national football was over, Kalusha stood strong. He made himself available whenever we needed him. Kalusha still with tears in his eyes from the loss of close teammates persevered to rally all surviving players, mostly considered B-team in comparison back to winning ways. Every football competition, the entire country stood still with hearts in their hands waiting for Kalusha Bwalya to put back a smile on their face. That’s a colossal task on shoulder of one man. He never faltered, he…

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  21. He never faltered, he delivered each time we asked of him. One in the history of Zambia has carried so much hope for so many and not disappoint.
    No doubt he’s the most successful football player to have flown the Zambian on globe stage. Thats huge. Travel any continent on the surface of the earth, one Zambian name reverberates-Kalusha Bwalya. Aside with pettiness of small-time corrupt practices or alleged selfishness. Kalusha’s acts pearl into insignificance compared to other public office holders in Zambia.

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  22. Miles Sampa is right. This is one idea worth supporting. I don’t know of any unifying activity, sport or otherwise in our country with such infectious feel-good factor as winning football. Kalusha Bwalya’s footballing prowess did just that for us. Let us honour him as nation. Yes, he’s not an angel, but hey who is!

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  23. Kalusha deserves such honours. Including Ucar Chitalu Samuel Zoom Ndhlovu and even Dickson Malwaza. These are our real heroes. People who made Zambia happy after a weekend not the politicians who make us sad for five years

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  24. Nothing wrong in honouring kalusha but at the same time tell us
    What you have done for the city and
    The people especially in compounds since you became a mayor.

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  25. Excuse me! Why is that you always rewarding footballers and negating other sports that have achieved more than Kalusha nothing to take away from his achievements. Samuel Matete won the world championship in 1991, a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games, several African and Commonwealth gold medals, achievements that by far outshines Kalusha’s. What of Kennedy Kanyanta who won a Commonwealth boxing gold not to mention the likes of Lottie Mwale, Chisanda Muti, Anthony Preacher Mwamba and others. Lets be objective when making such decisions and reward all sportsmen and women accordingly.

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