PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has hailed Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) chief Kalusha Bwalya for being named among the top 10 African football players in the Soccer Hall of Fame.
The President said he was happy that a Zambian was among the top ten.
“Today we woke up to the good news that one of our national sports hero, Kalusha Bwalya, is among the 10 Africans honoured and awarded a recognition in the soccer Hall of Fame, ” he said.
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The 1988 African Footballer of the year said he was humbled by the honour.
Zambia Soccer Fans Association patron Peter Makembo said the fans were happy that their own was recognized.
“Kalusha is the son of the soil and we are impressed that his contribution to soccer was recognised. This is not just about him but Zambia as a whole. We congratulate him for the award,” he said.
He called on the young players to emulate Kalusha by maintaining discipline.
“Kalusha is among the players that held on to discipline on and off the pitch. We have talented young players, but fail to reach greater heights due to indiscipline. My call to the young players is to be disciplined for them to go far, “he said.
Other footballers making the 10 include Didier Drogba , Samuel Eto, Nwanko Kanu, Jay Jay Okocha, Abedi Pele, Rodger Milla, Yaya Toure, Rabah Major and George Weah.