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State House was a hive of activity as Zambia was celebrated African Freedom Day.

 

The atmosphere was fully cordial as Zambians and members of the diplomatic corp. from across the spectrum were present for the celebrations.

 

After the President laid a wrath at the Freedom Statue he hosted a banquet with invited guests there and many in attendance are pictographically presented with this post.

 

Despite the fact that this year’s program was rushed, it was very colorful according to present sources.

 

[kk.JPG]It is believed that the celebrations were shortened because the President was Japan bound as he was leaving soon after where he was expected for the Tokyo, International Conference on Africa’s Development (TICAD).

 

Entertainment was provided for by various sources and the Zambia National Service dancers where the epitome of it all …

 

When the Zambia Defense Forces Band started playing, former first President Kaunda was enthused and run to the dancing floor to put in his 2 cents worth …

 

His dance was entertaining and breath taking considering the guy is now 84 years old, what an ecstatic moment it was as others joined in

 

[11.JPG]Former Vice President Nevers Mumba and his wife Florence were also in attendance as they enjoyed the moment …

 

Great Kalu, the new FAZ chief shared a light moment with former Vice President Nevers Mumba and Inspector General of police Ephraim Mateyo …

 

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This is what it used to be, we were really “One Zambia One Nation” and the Zambian Chronicle would like to encourage this spirit within the Zambian Enterprise because Zambia is greater than any single one of us … thanks a trillion.

 

All pictures courtesy of the picturemonger.

 

 

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CEO  & President – Zambian Chronicle

 

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kalu.jpgThe newly appointed president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), Kalusha Bwalya, has been congratulated by World Soccer Governing body (FIFA) boss Sepp Blatter.

The Swiss assured the African Legend of FIFA’s support in his new role as head of Zambian football.

According to reports from kickoff.com, Sepp Blatter in a congratulatory letter challenged the former African Footballer of the Year award recipient to fully utilize his vast experience as player, coach and administrator in lifting Zambian football, and said he was looking forward to discussing relevant development projects with Kalusha and his new Executive grouping soon.

Blatter also added that the new FAZ boss now had in his hands a complex but exciting task of turning around the fortunes of Zambian football.

“Your incredible experience as a player who played all around the world, as a coach of the national team and as a FAZ vice-president represents an amazing asset for the achievement of your new mission which is the fulfillment of the dreams of millions of football lovers in Zambia,” Blatter said

“You now have in front of you the complex but exciting task to help the football in your country to reach new heights and to regain the international recognition it deserves, and in the task you can rely on my support and on FIFA assistance.”

Kalusha was last weekend appointed as the new FAZ President, defeating the incumbent President Teddy Mulonga in a landslide victory.

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Source: Goal.com

African soccer legend Kalusha Bwalya on Saturday assumed the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) presidency after a landslide victory over Teddy Mulonga and Hanif Adams.

Kalusha will be deputised by former teammate both at the national team and Mufulira Wanderers, Emmanuel Munaile, while MTN Zambia accountant Boniface Mwamelo is the new treasurer.

New committee members are Lenny Nkhuwa, Violet Bwalya, Marcha Chilemena, Keagan Chipango.

Henschel Chitembeya and Pivoty Simwanza also bounced back into the FAZ committee during the election held at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre.

Kalusha polled a runaway 120 votes against former president Mulonga’s 66 while Adams, who owns Super Division Lusaka Dynamos FC, got a paltry 11.

“While this election has signalled the end of an era and the beginning of another – a new era that is set to revolutionise our game and take us to a new and higher level that we so desire – we must remain united for the good of the game,” Kalusha said to a round of applause in his inaugural speech.

“This is a time for healing,” he said in view of the pre-election campaign talk that could have left some hurt.
“Eyes on the ball,” he declared in what he said would be his motto in the next four years.

“This has been without doubt a hotly-contested election. Like in football, there will always be a winner and a loser.

“To my executive, the time for rhetoric is over and the time for hard work is now upon us,” Kalusha said.

He was lifted shoulder-high as his supporters popularised his “eyes on the ball” motto.

The situation was tense before and during elections as councillors were tight-lipped on their choice but they came out openly after the elections.

Both Mulonga, who was the incumbent and Adams were gracious in defeat.

“It’s been a fair election. The people have spoken,”
Mulonga said.

“I hope the new executive will fulfil their campaign promises for the development of Zambian football. I am
54 years and I do not see myself standing in 2012,”
Adams said.

Only Kalusha and Chitembeya have bounced back from the previous executive.

Munaile, who is also Malole independent member of Parliament and former FAZ executive committee member, got 73 votes against Joseph Nkole (39), Andre Mtine (29), Giles Yambayamba (28) and Simataa Simataa (27).

Former FAZ executive committee member Simwanza polled 100 together with Nkhuwa.

Chilemena had 89 votes, Chitembeya 69, Bwalya 64 and Chipango 63 to wrap up the team expected to lead FAZ for the next four years.

National Sports Council of Zambia board member, Elliot Mhende, announced the results.

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Go to fullsize imageThe Zambian Chronicle has officially endorsed Kalusha Bwalya for the presidency of the Football Association of Zambia with immediate effect.  

We believe that Great Kalu has the necessary expert training, skills and administrative abilities needed in the next CEO of the Zambian Enterprise’s Soccer Fraternity. 

We don’t really need to ring bells for him here at the Chronicle because we believe that his whole life Action file photo of Luis Garcia (L) and Kalusha Bwalya (R) of Club Americais a testimony not only the contributions he has made to soccer franchises in Zambia and around the world. 

When you travel around the globe, two names are synonymous with the Zambian Enterprise and one of them is that of Great Kalu. I once traveled to a certain country where everybody just called me “Kalusha” when they learnt I was Zambian. classy-daddy-3.gif

Kalusha Bwalya is an international icon who has severely made the Zambian Enterprise proud. While we are cognizant of the fact that elections are a tough business, we wish him well above all else … thanks a trillion.

Brainwave R Mumba, Sr.

CEO & President – Zambian Chronicle

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South Africa’s 2010 ambassador, Kalusha Bwalya has declared his candidature for the Football Association of Zambia presidency.

Kalusha, who last year lost the bid to become COSAFA president, hopes to cap his illustrious football career with the highest office in national football administration.

Kalusha, who is currently the FAZ vice-president, is the country’s most successful footballer and holds many posts both at continental and global level and, now believes time has come for him to add more value to Zambian football.

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At a media briefing at Lusaka’s Taj Pamodzi Hotel yesterday, Kalusha who is Fifa’s stadiums’ safety sub-committee vice-chairman and a member of the technical committee, said time had come for him to make FAZ a financially-viable association.Kalusha reflected with regret his four years as FAZ vice-president, saying people’s views were suppressed while some people had become more important than the association.

He said there was need to change the approach and be more tolerant and inclusive.

“The sport is too big for the few to administer,” Kalusha said.

His four years in office was climaxed by a stand-off with FAZ president Teddy Mulonga.

The former Zambia captain and coach, said he had a strong conviction that FAZ was capable of sustaining itself through maximising on its marketing potential to develop the game and rehabilitate former footballers who are now languishing.

He noted with regret that while he had earned his livelihood all his life, some players he shared glory with have been floundering and can barely survive.

“It makes me sad to see to see former national team players cast aside when their playing days come to an end and sacked every so often when they try to earn a livelihood as coaches,” Kalusha said.

While keeping his broader vision close to his chest, Kalusha said he would ensure returned players are trained in either business enterprises or form a trust fund to assist them.

“These people brought joy and glory to a lot of hearts, some long gone but yet we are the first to laugh in their hour of need,” Kalusha said.

Kalusha has played professional football in all continents bar Australia, with his peak being at PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, a team he joined after leaving his first station in Europe – Cercle Brugge of Belgium which he joined at the end of 1985 when he left Mufulira Wanderers.

His football skills also took him to Mexican giants Nexaca, Correcaminos and Vera Cruz when he made an impact with his wizardly left foot.

Source: Kickoff.com