Lungu salutes legend Kalusha

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.

The President’s comments are contained on his Facebook page

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.

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2 Responses to “Lungu salutes legend Kalusha”

  1. big kas says:

    My goodness…the Zambian generational curse is again at play in the Andrew Kamanga, Ponga Liwewe, Samata Samata and group on one hand and Kalusha Bwalya on the other. It’s.Unfortunate that thie curse that has existed from Zambia’s inception is being perpetuated by seemingly informed people.
    This is the same curse that existed between President Kaunda and the great man late Kapwepwe………the same thing between Late Lottie Mwale and late Chisanda Mutti…..
    Late President Chiluba and late Anderson Mazoka….this list goes on.
    The question we should ask ourselves as a people is that “What would the country have achieved if the human capital worked together?
    Please give Kalusha and Charlie Cool to find each other in their own time.

  2. Gerald Ngwira says:

    great Kalu congrats for being among top ten .and raising Zambian.flag higter. i wish you ten should have African tour. i want to cast my eyes again on the likes of Abed Pele Rodger Miller and others. i repeat again words already said discipline discipline to young players.Moba na ba kazi.


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