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CAF Re-Instates Bwalya to Executive Committee after FIFA Reduced his Ban

The Confederation of African Football has re-instated former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya to its executive committee.

Bwalya whose two-year ban from all football activities by FIFA was reduced recently has been listed on the CAF website as one of the Executive Committee members.

In August last 2018, Bwalya was handed a two-year ban from football by FIFA for allegedly receiving illegal cash gifts from ex-Qatari football administrator Mohammed Bin Hammam.

But after appeal, the world football governing body cut Bwalya’s ban to the time he had already served and had the fine imposed him reduced from 100, 000 Swiss francs to 10, 000.

“The Fifa Appeal Committee has partially upheld the appeal lodged by Mr Kalusha Bwalya, the former President of the Football Association of Zambia and member of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football, and reduced the sanction previously imposed by the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee in its decision dated 12 April 2018,” said Fifa in a statement.

Kalusha has since received a letter from CAF confirming this development

61 Comments

  1. saimbwende

    Congrats great kalu and welcome back to CAF executive committee. We also need you at FAZ, Kamanga must pack up and go.

    • Chibomba

      The thief is back!!!

      • Saul

        You should be choking with envy..did he steal your father’s money.

        • Goma Peter Mvula

          Tell him mwandi, its not fair call someone a thief when you have no evidence or far from that its a sign of ignorance instead of minding their own business

      • Siddle

        Ichipubaba sanana iwe

      • Rm

        Let he who is without sin be the first to cast the stone.

  2. Osei

    Great kalu we needed at FAZ

    • Sunday Musambachime

      Congratulations to you our great Kalu. Surely you are needed at Faz ukwisa kontololako if I.

  3. Osei

    Great kalu We need you at FAZ

  4. Saint

    Welcome The Great Kalu To Your Position, Save Football In Africa. You Should Also Re-Take Your Position As FAZ President We Need U, Mr Kamanga Must Pack And Leave As Soon As Possible

  5. Osei

    Needed at FAZ one kalu the great

  6. edgar chibuta

    Douglas Kolala and Golden Mwila just know that fwe bene milambo tutuli bakulukutilwako iloba! Congrats bamudala ba Kalu.

  7. D. MICHELO KAONDE

    Congratulations great Kalu. You have always cheered many hearts in the game of football.

  8. max njapau

    congrats king kalu…well kam back to the business….

  9. edgar chibuta

    KALU PATALI!

  10. SIDOZED

    Please ba Kalu come and bring our soccer starndads and respect back to normal. This nigga “Kamanga” has fuck’d too much. We need you as FAZ President

  11. Aldridge

    Well done! welcome back great kalu!next year faz goes for general elections,we need you to get back

  12. Malama Golden

    If God has made you great, you are great indeed, setbacks are normal but at the end of the day, you still win….great Kalu

  13. Razor

    Hope he has learnt his lesson.

    • David

      Welcome great Kalu .We av stopped qualifying to the Africa cup of nations .Kamanga just quit you won’t go anywhere

  14. CALM & EASY DOES IT

    Simatta advised kalu not to contest the suspension.
    The football authority has determined kalu case judiciously & cautiously.
    Good Luck Kalusha .

    • Noel

      Mukalamba wandi Ulichaume we need you
      .Thank GOD for your life. I love soccer because of what you have done

  15. Leonard

    Congratulations great kalu

    • Kenneth Mushimba

      I really wonder why some Zambians have so much hurt for Kalu,who on personal levels have never even met or talked to each other,but just heard stories about him in the press and alike..The problem with most Zambians is dat you want Kalu to reduce himself to some level…No guys,da man has exhaled in life just accept dat reality…Don’t be JEALOUS of the GUY…

  16. jack banda

    welcome kalu…as Zambians we are proud of u.waiting for you at faz.

  17. Charlie

    Go back to caf, but not FAZ

  18. Angel Kangwa

    Justice has prevailed,Caf has done the just cause.Welcome back ba fa.

  19. mulenga

    Welcome back where you belong great Kali, really you are great. I remember when your name was left on list that was to face world class players. When the late President of South Africa Nelson Mandela Son of Africa looked at the list, he said ‘there’s one name missing,’ and that is of Kalu the great . Those who follow football very well would recall that kalusha bwalya scored twice in that match. The man has done a lot for this country and therefore, he deserves total respect. In fact we should confer him with Sr Kalusha Bwalya, and let’s name certain streets after his name.

  20. mulenga

    Welcome back where you belong great Kalu really you are great. I remember when your name was left on list that was to face world class players. When the late President of South Africa Nelson Mandela Son of Africa looked at the list, he said ‘there’s one name missing,’ and that is of Kalu the great . Those who follow football very well would recall that kalusha bwalya scored twice in that match. The man has done a lot for this country and therefore, he deserves total respect. In fact we should confer him with Sr Kalusha Bwalya, and let’s name certain streets after his name.

    • Mweni Kasumpa

      That’s great we need people who appreciates the work of others, with the heart of others surely. I salute you brother. The man has contributed so much for Zambian football. One of great sons of Africa. May Dennis Liwewe’s soul rest in peace we remember you father.

  21. Gilbert

    Comment Abena Mafekin you have been vindicated to the shock and chagrin of your detractors take the mantle and move on congrats Kalu

  22. Herv Rena

    Well kalu is no longer a patriot of this nation.He has never done anything to mighty,has never built any house or toilet.Even wen heworked forFaz he lived in SA.

  23. Chinkelenga

    He was found with case, suspended and fined. It is not us Zambians who suspended and charged him! We hope he has learnt his lessons and warn others not embarrass themselves.

  24. Siame brian

    You can’t curse what God has blessed, welcome back great kalu, anyone fighting your favor always fails.

  25. Brian Mulenga

    Well come back Mr Kalu,,,we knew tht u were innocent

  26. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle master

    Don’t say Kalu we need you at faz, paja munali kukana ati he is too corruption but now wawaama bwanji leave him alone he is not a gool.Go ahead with your chi Kamanga

  27. Dickson chitembo

    Grt kalu pipo want to destroy your reputation but they can’t coz you v made a name you are greet welcome back

  28. m.mwambilwa

    Great Kalu is back, God is preparing your path,you are a blessed son of Zambia

  29. Bonaventure Yombwr

    You cant bring a good man down period.

  30. leon

    Who said your father’s money is the only that should be stollen

  31. Mulenga Joseph Songwe K

    Truth always ends in triumph and God always fight for people of great calibres.
    Great people deserves to be leaders in this world. Well come back great Kalu.

  32. Muzimuwache

    Bravo papa Kalu
    Show them that you don’t work with Juju

  33. Luck Muwaya

    Congratulations great Kalu, welcome back

  34. Jms

    Welcome kalusha but never to listen to rubbish being said by anyone i wish you to progress in life just concentrate on that offer while keeping an eye on Zambian football by connecting talks with the likes of Charles Musonda,Lucky musiska and the others for the county’s progress thanks may our Lord Jesus Christ be you

  35. Kai

    But why same people? Change is good for improvement.

  36. William

    Congrats Mr Great Kalusha Bwalya, welcome back for work and we still need u back to our Football Association of Zambia(FAZ).Congratulations once more

  37. Uwashele kumabula

    Shame upon his critics.

  38. M Yuka

    That’s good Mr kalu now work hard sure them

  39. Joka

    Why did he accept bribes. Our we safe then with our plays and the team

  40. Biloko

    We Africans have un amazing inability for objectivity do I sense innocence in the above comments. Reduction of punishment is not innocence. The fact is a wrong was committed and the man had no remorse. Our African public organisations should be run based on systems not on individual names.This is what is undermining any proper reform in the way we do things. Change is dynamic.

  41. Peter

    Welcome my brother and God protect and guide you. People are very jealous , but just concentrate on the work you have been called upon. Good lucky

  42. Fredrick

    Please people, DAT man deserve respect he showed to be a high classic player you can’t Miss to watch when he was playing bola in a high classic players. History has it’s own to tell. Please his failure let’s forgive him, we hope to do best in his biggest assigned job. Congratulations great kalu

  43. Dennis

    Welcome great kalu, come back@ FAZ

  44. Chamutemba James Chipili

    Well come back Kalu we need your service at football house in Jesus name

  45. max

    Welcome Mr kalu

  46. layz kams

    welcome bacck

  47. Mumba. Samuel

    I thank you my brothers and sisters for the genuine love you have shown our hero the son of the soil great kalu. Let us show these shameless critics of our own patriotic son of mother Zambia. Honestly nangu kupata kalusha brought honor to this country: as a player, captain, Technical Director, faz vice President ,faz president, Car committee member and finally Fifa rep.

  48. Kings

    Yawame Yo Ba Bwalya, Work Well, Ifisuma Fileisa Following You.

  49. Si

    If Your unhappiness is caused by other people’s unhappiness, you are in the early stages of becoming a witch. seek God quickly

  50. Machilika kajoba

    Powerful news for Zambian football and Africa. Great kalu you are the Man we need. You are living the promise you made in 1993 to die for Mother Zambia.

  51. ROKA.

    He was found guilty and fined! CAF is corrupt, how can you bring back s person. who found guilty, this is wrong!If anything, the standards in football nosedived when he dribbled Mr Mulonga!Financial and generation general management was zero!His period was full of calculated casual approach. The inexperienced leaders took advantage of this chaotic. Management and abused their powers!Kananga and company brought sanity as we used to see before he took over!Africa. Cup win was by chance!They even failed to defend it!!

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