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Kalusha Bwalya files in nomination for FAZ presidency, says he still has a lot to offer

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Football legend Kalunga Bwalya has today successfully filed in his nomination for the FAZ presidency.

FAZ will hold its Elective General Meeting on March 28, 2020 to elect new office bearers.

“My entire life I have dedicated to football and feel that I still have a lot more to offer the game. I have presided over many committees and organizations both in football and outside of football and gained even more experience,” Kalusha said.

Therefore I have decided to throw my hat back in the ring for FAZ presidency. In the game of football you need to be prepared to win and to lose,” he said.

“I believe it’s worth a try to come and help Mother Zambia reclaim its former footballing glory.”

Kalusha Bwalya briefs Journalists at Football House after filing in his nomination papers
Kalusha Bwalya briefs Journalists at Football House after filing in his nomination papers

In 2018, the World soccer governing body FIFA Kalusha Bwalya for two years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.

The FIFA adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee banned Kalusha, a member of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the time, for two years after concluding its investigations.

“The investigation against Mr. Bwalya was opened on 28 February 2017, and focused principally on benefits that Mr. Bwalya had received from Mr. Bin Hammam,” a statement from FIFA read.

The adjudicatory chamber found Mr Bwalya guilty of having violated art. 16 (Confidentiality) and art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits) of the FIFA Code of Ethics. A fine in the amount of CHF 100,000 was also imposed on Mr. Bwalya.

In early 2019, after protesting and appealing the ban, the FIFA Appeal Committee partially upheld the appeal lodged by Kalusha Bwalya and reduced the sanction previously imposed by the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee in its decision dated 12 April 2018.

After analyzing and taking into consideration all the circumstances of the case, the FIFA Appeal Committee decided to reduce the duration of the ban from taking part in any football-related activity imposed on Mr. Bwalya to the period already served at the time of the notification of the present decision.

As a consequence, the ban imposed on Mr Bwalya ended upon notification of the decision of the FIFA Appeal Committee and the fine was reduced to CHF 10,000.

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43 COMMENTS

  1. This is what is wrong with Africans we never learn when to quit!
    This habit of thinking only one person can bring development is very wrong. He had his time let him move on.

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  2. It’s about time too.

    These days, Zambian football is a total joke.

    I am sure you will do a much better job than Kamanga. After all, you have been the only factor that has brought pride to Zambian football both as a player and as coach.

    However, tame your greed for money. Avoid dodgy deals. You will then succeed and people will start trusting you again.

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  3. So this guy has no investments that he can live on after playing soccer for so many years in Europe and for the National Team….still wanting to be employed….shame

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  4. The first things that he talks about is to insinuate that the current administration has messed up football administration in the country instead of dwelling on the positives and talking about building from there. I hope that he loses in a fair election.

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  5. Lack of versatility, lack of foresight, the Great Galu is back he can not survive without the football gravy train…he needs the money to sustain he lavish lifestyle, he longs for the days of FIFA tickets and selling Jerseys and stadium back door and pocketing everything. Its saddening that morons are calling for this Galu to come and save them….are you going to pay for this Galu’s ticket to RSA every weekend? Move on

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  6. Noone can do a worse job than Kamanga. That is why Kalusha can see a chance to return. If anything we should have seen hundreds of Zambians raising their hands for this post because we can’t be this useless in running our soccer. Or aren’t Zambians ambitious about our football? Helplessly watching Kamanga fail like this and doing nothing!

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  7. Is it a coincidence that mostly only the corrupt PF rats are supporting a corruption convict to run FAZ ??

    No coincidence, they have no morals or integrity, stealing is seen as part of the job

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  8. He has every right to just like any zambian can stand for the presidency if they meet the requirements. All those who think he shouldn’t why don’t you stand and stop him. Go go great kalu. Kz

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    • YES we need this great son of our Zambian soil to help turn the football fortunes around. he has a lot of experience. go great kalu go.

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  9. You are missing the point here!
    Nobody said he has no right to stand what we are saying is one should have the wisdom to know when to leave. Thats why most African countries are messed up it is this mentality of praising people unnecessarily.

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    • …@bufi bwenu @ …and how do know when when kalu shold leave. how come you ars still in the same place since 2010 and you want kalu to leave.

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    • @.com that is a silly argument lets not have a simplistic mindset we are talking about PUBLIC ELECTED OFFICE HERE! take time to get acquainted with issues of good governance!

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  10. Kamanga wailetelelafye, you should have let Kalusha stand and win at CAF, then he woudnt have challenged you now. You very much knew he had a better chance of winning those elections, but you chose to be a little bit greedy I should say!! Good luck in March tata ba AK.

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  11. The govt was practically giving this Galu a blank cheque to fly to RSA with team and camp to his preferred hotel for fee from the owners, they haven’t been helpful with this Kamanga. One thing about Kamanga is that he is transparent in his dealings.
    How can someone at his age fail to survive without stealing …shameful Great Galu. There is nothing tangible he left at Football house…we warned Kamanga to publish everything but he refused look at him now. The Galu looks like an angel.

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  12. Another PF sponsored cadre. Let the corruption and bribery of FAZ delegates begin.
    I hope FIFA and the new CAF executive is closely monitoring what is happening in Zambia. Especially government interference to support a well known PF cadre.

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  13. HOW ABOUT THE CORRUPT SMELLY UPND BULLS! THEY ARE ALREADY CORRUPT EVEN OUTSIDE GOVERNMENT. MY HOPE IS THAT THE FAZ COUNSELORS DON’T BRING BACK KALUSHA BWALYA BECAUSE HE IS JUST A BIG CROOK. KAMANGA HAS DONE A LOT TO CORRECT THE DAMAGE KALUSHA LEFT, BUT IT HAS BEEN KALUSHA WHO HAS BEEN CONNIVING WITH SOME FOOTBALLERS TO MAKE ZAMBIA LOSE TO NAMIBIA, MOZAMBIQUE, ZIMBABWE, AND EMBARRASSINGLY TO ALGERIA! ALL THAT WAS TO DISCREDIT KAMANGA’S ADMINISTRATION. THE PLAYERS HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT THEY WERE NOT PAID THE MILLIONS OF KWACHA WHEN THEY PLAYED BRAZIL IN CHINA! KALUSHA POCKETED THE MONEY! PLAYERS AND NATIONAL TEAM COACHES WERE NOT BEING PAID IN KALUSHA’S ADMINISTRATION, BUT NOW PLAYERS ARE PAID IMMEDIATELY AFTER A GAME ENDS, AND NO PLAYER IS OWED ANY MONEY. THINK WISELY FAZ COUNSELORS!

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  14. Soccer is a passion.

    Please ask Ernst Middendorp of Kaizer (South Africa), Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid and others.
    Lionel Messi who earns $980,000 per week at Barcelona is moving on to Man City. Has he retired…….

  15. Soccer is a passion.

    Please ask Ernst Middendorp of Kaizer (South Africa), Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid and others.
    Lionel Messi who earns $980,000 per week at Barcelona is moving on to Man City. Has he retired…….

  16. The failure of football in Zambia is an offshoot of the general political, social and economic malaise prevailing. The economic base has an impact on other endeavours. For this reason, I wouldn’t look at Kalu as a solution. Secondly, I wouldn’t want him near FAZ as he is clearly tainted, compromised and his integrity or whatever is left of it, is in tatters. Of course I do also recognise that Zambians love recycled material (the type that has decayed and is no longer of use for regeneration) Hence, no surprise for the ululation that Kalu is receiving in some quarters. No different from how obsolete politicians are consistently sustained in Zambia – to our detriment.

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  17. Good luck Kalu! You want to eat again. We understand that you have no foresight for your life so it goes with everything you do.

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  18. Every eligible Zambian has a right to contest those elections, I encourage Simataa Simataa to join the race as well. Andrew Ndanga Kamanga has no right to exclude anyone from football. Even in politics, I don’t support the PF proposal to limit the number of times one can contest elections because it’s targeted at HSH. Kamanga is equally a thief, where is the computer saver?

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  19. This Kalu left FAZ a cesspit of corruption with all his group having different hands in the FAZ pie.
    Some were printing chipolopolo kit as a personal bussiness , some were printing stadium tickets as a personal bussiness.
    Even Kalus wife was in it, providing a bussiness to FAZ.

    Kalu even tried to hijack a FAZ bus given to Zambia. He had to be forced to give it back.

    We remember PLM demanding he give up the permanent hotel accommodation Kalu was given even when he was in SA.

    FAZ had bailiffs knocking on their doors every month while players were getting stranded with air tickets to matches not being bought or paid for on time.

    All this was happening while your great Kalu was basking on tv in SA ……..

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  20. Oh my beloved Zambia! It actually starts from such levels way to the national level. After being warned several times that this person embezzled a client’s money we went ahead and voted for him. So the same thing will happen. The records are there for all to see that Kalusha Bwalya was found wanting by FIFA, banned and fined. They will go ahead and vote for him. During the time of voting that’s when we deny ourselves of development. Development largely depends on quality leadership mwebantu!

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  21. UPND comments full of negativities.more worse is Kalusha Bwalya.Let him contest for FAZ president as long as their constitutional laws are there to support.Even your Ayatollah doesn’t want to leave his cult.Bitter demons

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  22. EVERYONE WHOSE BUSY SAYING KALU SHOULD STAND DON’T MEAN WELL. WHEN HE WAS AT FAZ WHAT CHANGES DID HE BRING?NOTHING. ANOTHER QUESTION WHERE DID THE CASH WE WON AFRICA CUP GO TO?

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  23. Kalu is award or cup winning hero!

    Kalu for FAZ president. Kalu for FAZ president. Kalu for FAZ president. Kalu for FAZ president.

    Let the voters decide.

    Kalu is a free citizen of this country. He is free to contest for any office including FAZ, State House etc.

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  24. Who else is contesting this Faz Presidence?Out of all contestants only one is being advertised? Where and why is Simata Simata,Anif Adams,Ponga Liwewe,not conrtesting too?
    Since Kalu left FAZ 8years he should have been running a soccer academy some where to help some talented youths become profesional players but alas he went away to RSA in oblivion only to show up this time again.Really will Zambian football be revived once more?Let wait and see

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  25. Mlumeleng 🙂

    Good afternoon my good family of Zambia.
    Could we try our cousin Uncle Kavindele to run Zambian football.
    Kalu as great as he was has never won anything resembling an
    African cup as a player. Also he is a sucker for love, his choices in
    Marriage reflect his lust in greed. This is a no no. Zambia deserves
    better.

  26. Welcome back Great Kalu! Those campaigning for his retirement are jelous zambians. Football is Kalu’s profession. You want him to aspire for an engineer’s job which he isn’t qualified for? just accept that he is the best Zambian we have in football & support him. Aftreall, those condeming him are even worse culprits when it comes to malpractices. You haters, are you perfect in your life? Only the Lord Jesus Christ has been perfect, no one else. You cant even point at one achievement you have done for Zambia. Go go Great Kalu, we shall vote for you.

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  27. The thief is now broke so looking to get back into the game to syphon more money. This time he will be careful not to leave a trail behind which made him get caught the last time.

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  28. “In the game of football, you need to be prepared to win or lose” Kalusha says. I hope he loses. He always comes out as one who is out to get something from FAZ again. In his eyes, FAZ is a cow to milk. Please do not vote for him you FAZ Councillors. It is clear Njala ya mu chaya (Yamunyokola). Remember this is the guy who got money from a FIFA presidential aspirant and called it personal ‘inkongole’ when the money was meant for FAZ. By the way has he paid back the money? No Kalusha, your time in Zambian football is up. The goodwill the Zambian people gave you is gone. You have proved to be a thief in many ways than one (Jersey contracts etc). Know when to quit yama! You have the audacity to come back to an organization you stole from and you expect people to have forgotten what you…

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