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I’ll be on the Ballot Papers for FAZ Elections on 28th March, 2020-Kalusha Bwalya

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Former Football Association of Zambia President and Zambia’s football icon Kalusha Bwalya has vowed to be on the ballot papers for FAZ Elections on 28th March 2020. Reacting to the decision to uphold his exclusion by the integrity committee, Mr. Bwalya accused the community of being prejudiced against him, adding that the decision of the Appeals Committee is not final.

Below is Kalusha Bwalya’s full statement

PRESS STATEMENT DATED 22ND FEBRUARY, 2020 BY KALUSHA BWALYA ON DECISION OF THE FAZ ELECTORAL APPEALS COMMITTEE TO DISMISS MY APPEAL

I received the decision of the FAZ Appeals Electoral Committee in the early hours of Saturday morning 22 nd February, 2020. The decision has not surprised me. It was actually expected because the bodies that have been entrusted with conducting integrity checks, conducting elections and hearing appeals were set up in very questionable circumstances and are all lacking in jurisdiction to carry out their functions.

Quite troubling, I have just recently come to learn that the Chairman of the FAZ Electoral Appeals Committee one Mando Mwitumwa did not declare interest of his serious conflict. I have come to learn that the law firm where he is a partner actually represented the Football Association of Zambia in the case – Richard Kazala Laski v Football Association of Zambia under Cause Number 2018/HK/ARB/002 before Mr. Justice T. I. Katanekwa. It is an elementary tenet of fairness that an individual with conflicted interest cannot preside over a matter in which he has interest. In fact, even just the appearance of conflict must cause such an individual, if he has any shred of integrity, to recuse himself.

I am strongly confident that I will be on the ballot papers for FAZ Elections on 28th March, 2020. The decision of the Appeals Committee is not final. The FAZ Constitution has allowed for further appellate processes beyond the Electoral Appeals Committee. The temporary setback should not be taken to heart. We shall help restore the glory of Zambian football and we shall also unite the football family.

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  1. This is only possible in corrupt stinking PF era of today any other serious govt this Great Galu would be back in SA licking his wounds. The Great Galu has finished all his loot now in SA he is looking for somewhere to put his sticky paws, am sure the trophy wife has started laughing at him. He wont take up ministerial role in the corrupt cabinet as that will stop him travelling around and attending FIFA parties he will relinquish some football positions.
    Can you imagine someone saying this during his term? You would be banned for life

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  2. This is only possible in corrupt st.inking PF era of today any other serious govt this Great Galu would be back in SA licking his wounds. The Great Galu has finished all his loot now in SA he is looking for somewhere to put his sticky paws, am sure the trophy wife has started laughing at him. He wont take up ministerial role in the corrupt cabinet as that will stop him travelling around and attending FIFA parties he will relinquish some football positions.
    Can you imagine someone saying this during his term? You would be banned for life

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  3. This is only possible in corrupt PF era of today any other serious govt this Great [email protected] would be back in SA licking his wounds. The Great [email protected] has finished all his loot now in SA he is looking for somewhere to put his sticky paws, am sure the trophy w.ife has started laughing at him. He wont take up ministerial role in the corrupt cabinet as that will stop him travelling around and attending FIFA parties he will relinquish some football positions.
    Can you imagine someone saying this during his term? You would be banned for life

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  4. That FAZ “integret committee ” behaviour is like the Mobs killing former PS and former DC suspecting them of nonsense.
    Stop hatred, make love!!

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  5. I didn’t like the tenure of Mr kamanga as FAZ president especially on senior footballing council.He has failed to record successes.kalu had his weakness in humanely but he produced quality of footballers and Zambia had a National Team .
    It’s pains me to see “the people we feed (Zimbabwe) “do beat Zambia pants down on Heroes Stadium.
    Kamanga out;Kalu In.

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  6. Mr.P – Please What quality footballers can you point to that were nurtured due to Great Galu’s policies? Let’s be serious when we debate you are not in a tavern. This is the thing with Galu bootlickers…they forget that clubs were getting peanuts from sponsorship deals and the grassroots were non existent.

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  7. Kalu you have no shame . Kindly stay away from Faz administration because you are corrupt. You only promote your personal interests.

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  8. Mr.P – This Galu is the one who was throwing spanners in the works for players like Sunzi when Premiership clubs were interested putting the off. You are not talking to small kids here we have everything chronicled. There is that agent in SA these players were forced to use, is that what you call process the FAZ President wants a bigger cut than the club in the sell of player. Is that the rubbish you want back? The man has no direction the only thing with direction is that road that has been named after that thief. He stole $80,000 and pocketed the bribe in FAZ’s name and you are here calling for him …did you drink with him that bribe? Useless chaps

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  9. The man has nothing to do, not even a bottle store with his name on title deed to point to in Zambia. Everything the white madam is taking care as he is too dull and careless. The man has no shame 8 years in Holland and 2 years in Mexico you have nothing to show but living in hotels in Lusaka or on handouts from PF thieves like Bowman. To hell with you Galu!!

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  10. The man has nothing to do, not even a bottle store with his name on title deed to point to in Zambia. Everything the wh.ite madam is taking care as he is too dull and careless. The man has no shame 8 years in Holland and 2 years in Mexico you have nothing to show but living in hotels in Lusaka or on handouts from PF ka bwalalas like Bowman. To hell with you Galu!!

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  11. Tarino you celebrated in 2012 remember o was the same galu you’re calling lets point were we se mistakes kamanga has failed despite that lets unite

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  12. floyd – Yes, I celebrated Zambia wining Zambia is not Kalusha Bwalya okay and let me remind you that all taxpayers paid for that trip, the camping in SA, the coach and his assistants wages and allowances. This Galu couldn’t even make FAZ self sufficient, the team won close to a million dollars can you point to anything tangible that this Galu of yours built with those winnings. That Kamanga his biggest mistake was not handing all the details to ACC now he is paying the price because dullards like you think winning a trophy and not using as a spring board for development is pointless. I am not a Kamanga supporter but let me tell you going back to that Galu is not the only option or frustrating others is not the way forwad.
    To hell with Galu if he wants a job let him apply at Shoprite…

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  13. Nothing counts in football than wining. Twice we cant even qualify for AFCON and this coming Afcon is also doubtful if we will qualify. Atleast Kalu brought us the trophy. Call him a thief but the guy is a winner

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  14. Njangwamuloty – His political connections will put him there ..the boy is dull he thinks those people will be there forever. ACC will not sit on that file forever!!

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  15. TRUTH – You can not sugarcoat it…he took a bribe and paid the penalty if there is a nice word for that in your village tell us if it comforts you. You are the same morons who accept a mere road that can be built for $300 million built for $1 billion ati but we have a road that what matters. morons wake up from your silliness!!

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  16. I think Kalu is destitue now, theirs so much desperation in his bid to become relevant once more. Why not become pf mobilization chairman and get corrupt contracts from Lungu.

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  17. TRUTH – if you steal chibuku and money from the tavern you are drinking in they wont call you an angel they will give you a good spanking if you are alive they will call the police who will give you additional beatings …why is that Galu any different? No he won a AFCON trophy, he is our hero …useless chaps!!

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  18. Current FAZ Leaders
    Can go on and on
    Minus Afcon qualification , to them it is life as usual
    Don’t forget the kabwe worrios issue
    It was life as usual
    then .
    If your are not careful
    You can go on up to 2030 Minus Afcon qualification.

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  19. No one will touch Kalu, not SABC , not any football club….he has no job and is living on handouts from Morons like lusambo.

    PF and lungu should give him a job away from any administration

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  20. @Tarino Orange
    We are here to debate issues and not insults. That shows how backward if not your small brain functions. Kalu is not an angel and will never be but looking at the two, Kamanga and Kalu in terms of team performance, Kalu is better.

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  21. Like i said before…Kalusha Bwalya still looking for employment after spending so much time in Europe…learn to live within your means Mr Bwalya…living a life to impress muzungu wife you cant afford now you want to steal from FAZ so that you can sponsor Muzungu wife lavish lifestyle

  22. FIFA is watching.
    FAZ is not the Zambia police, ConCourt or the Speaker of the National assembly who dance to the PF.
    Without the support of FIFA,Kalusha is doomed.

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  23. No you believe in manipulating the democratic process, Kalu lacks integrity and should not aspire for any sort of leadership.
    Give Kalu a job or contact at PF, don’t you see he’s very desperate for money now.

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  24. Floyd – 2012 AFCON – Do you realize the impact of RB, who Kalu was later busy insulting? Kalu was just a beneficiary of RB’s Football interest and administration that Kalu and Mr. Sata came to enjoy.

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  25. I didn’t realise moscow Russia had such a diverse night life. If you are zambian and based in Moscow please contact me. Ala we are drinking

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  26. Everyone is commenting on the National Team, what about the grass roots. Not the grass on the football pitch, but naturing young talent. FAZ acts like a travel agent, all they do is organise games, tours and booking flights for the national team. On many occasions they have failed to even book flights for teams to travel to tournaments. Its sad that we actually need a revolution in everything Zambian. Gov, Police, football ……you name it. etc
    Goddamn it!!!!!

  27. TRUTH – Look at the French, do you see them begging for Michel Platini after that scandal? He their darling, he was a very successful as former football player, manager and administrator. When are we going to learn there is nothing to debate about a downright corrupt person its not debatable. Lets have standards to hell with that moron Galu!

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  28. Why have we Zambians lost shame? We used to be ashamed when you are labeled a thief. Criminals have become arrogant and celebrated.

    Kalusha, just like Blatter, Plattini and many others were found guilty at FIFA. Their integrity has been compromised for life.

    Its only God who can forgive Kalusha and forget. Man and Zambians will always remember this dark patch on his life, whatever his achievements.

    This man should have seeking forgiveness from people he has disappointed, instead his insulting their interigency.

    Kalusha, “isoni e buntu”

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  29. It is no surprise to see recycled politicians bouncing back into corridors of power and now this is imminent at FAZ. Ba Kalusha, the records are there to prove that you are not upright in your dealings and I think its time for you to give others chance to show case their skills in football administration. It does not matter one’s background but in this instance, the FAZ elections were conducted in a free and fair process.

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  30. Kaizer Zulu, There are some serious Russian skin heads in Moscow and if you take your stinking behavior there, you will come back home as cold cargo, dead!

  31. Galu KALUSA kalusha, the dude is broke. He cant sustain his while wife in SA late alone child maintainance.

    Pompwe

  32. We need our footballing glory back. We shall not allow this Kamanga chap to entrench his mediocre leadership at the expense of being trashed in the bin as Chipolopolo perpetually. Those supporting Kamanga are doing so out of envy for great Kalu. But let me tell, no amount of your hatred for Kalu will keep your Kamanga in the driving seat. Kamanga and his minnows kuya bebele! They have failed us.

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  33. Some people are really just haters. If you treat Kalusha this way we are not amazed because you don’t appreciate those you have seen Doing or bringing proudness to mother Zambia. I remember the scorn you put on Kalu you did on KK, CHILUBA, SATA, RB . You hate peace and embrace violence seemingly just because you never think peace. Cherish love as 1Zambia 1 nation please.
    Kalusha is an icon and will ever be. Let him stand ; if votes won’t favour him it’s fine than pouring hate on him now.
    Zambia let’s be one and love each other.

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  34. If the presidency had an ethics committee and integrity test , we would not be stuck with lungu……people would not have been getting burned alive on the streets

  35. Ninshi it’s only these two who can lead Zambian football, ai? Is this country short of capable leaders in the sport or football field to be specific? And look who is talking about integrity: Mr K. Bwalya, if you have any shred of integrity left in you, you would stay away from seeking public office – you were found guilty of corruption and fined accordingly. Even the fine was corruptly paid. Find something else to do bane. Your fellow former footballers from your class, in other countries are doing greater things, e.g. Abedi Pele, George Weah, even abaiche like Eto’o. Grow up ba Galu.

  36. @2Maurice Ngoma
    You are right my dear. Jesus said if anyone has not sinned let him be the first one to stone her……..holier than thou mentality. This kind of hate speech is not good for the country. God help us

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  37. Zambia cannot progress with Kalusha Bwalya mindsets who think the world of Zambian Soccer revolves around them! You did your part. Let others also have the opportunity to serve!
    We tend to blame politicians that they are greedy but it looks like this is a general Zambian problem at all levels! You just need to drive in Lusaka during peak hours and you will appreciate that we have a problem of Greed in this country, something you don’t experience in other countries. No wonder we are poor as a country!
    There is a tale of two types of Hell. In both Hells, the set up is the same: One Big Pot in the center and individuals tied to long spoons. In both cases, no individual is able to reach their mouth with their spoon.
    Strangely, despite the two Hells having the same set up, the individuals…

  38. Strangely, despite the two Hells having the same set up, the individuals in one Hell look more Healthy than the other Hell of emaciated residents! It turns out that the residents in the Healthy Hell adopted a strategy to serve each other by feeding each other using the long spoons. Unfortunately for the unhealthy Hell, each individual was only interested in serving self but unfortunately the spoons were too long to reach one’s mouth and hence the poor state of health in the poor Hell!
    The moral of this tale is it is wiser to put our political differences aside and work towards a common healthy goal. The word “Community” comes from two words: Common Unity! We need to see common unity at FAZ! Our competition should be that of ideas and not competing for selfish reasons! Unfortunately,…

  39. Unfortunately, where greed for money is, evil is not lacking! Maybe we should cut down the perks so that only those who want to serve do so. The Greed for Money is the root of all evils at FAZ!

  40. Didn’t he serve as FAZ president for two Terms? What can he possibly add to FAZ that he failed to do during his tenure. He is broke just after a pay check it has nothing to do with him improving FAZ because he had his time. Was he not on the campaign team for PF let him become a politician. Kalu we don’t need you as FAZ president you are officially obsolete in that cause go to the farm if you want.

  41. Kalusha Bwalya epitomizes everything wrong with Zambia. The guy was footballer of 1988 32 years. After 2012 Zambia has been going down the drain and the blame is at Bwalya’s feet. Those clamoring for Kalusha to come back are not different from those who believe it’s okay to steal via fire tenders as long as they can put out 10 out of every 200 fires. Where is conscience?

  42. PF don’t see anything wrong with corruption. Just look at the Kalu supporters above who are almost all PF.

    If you say football should be a uniting force in Zambia , and when time comes like now to choose a FAZ president , why not start with an ethics test to weed out the corrupt ?
    What is wrong with wanting a corruption free FAZ ???

  43. A Zambian is a person that never forgives. If prisoners can be pardoned by the President, why can’t we as Zambians forgive Kalu and move forward. Kalu served his sentence and that is that. In this case he is free to run for any Office. That is that. Ask yourselves why his sentence was cut to one year

    Learn to forgive and give chance to humanbeings

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  44. Zambians amaze me on one hand you are busy burning gassing suspects to death on the other you want proven corrupt people to rule?. This is the mess we are in right now because you ushered a crook into state house.

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  45. Kalusha is being victimized for supporting the government’s programme. He is free to support who he wants. Will you only view him in good light if he endorses the 5 time loser?

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  46. Lukanga Kafusha Justice

    Would any bank employ as a manager a convicted fraud or robber after his sentence ???

    Would a girls Scholl employ any convicted child rapist after his sentence ??

    KZ
    No one is victimising Kalu because of who he supports , we just hate corruption…is there anything wrong with hating corruption ?

  47. This kalu guy thinks he is entitled based on his past. We have had many great footballers who go quietly with their lives and are not babied like Kalu. People like Kalu are those that can’t do anything on their own very soon such people begin to cry that Zambia has forgotten about them. Truth be told kalu had his chance let him move on if he has balls to stand on his own. The last thing Zambia needs are compromised people running institutions like FAZ. Let him go campaigning for PF who cares.

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  48. Anyana YOU seem to be an enemy of peace. Your language is horible. Un zambian . Mabe you committed higher crimes than The football icon. You seem to be quite bitter than Fifa.

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