Former Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Kalusha Bwalya has been knocked out of the CAF executive committee race.

According to a list of successful candidates for the July 18 elections, Bwalya’s candidature fell through with FAZ president Andrew Kamanga joining the race.

The CAF executive committee met and scrutinized the candidates with Bwalya whose candidature came on the back of resistance from his successor falling through.
Bwalya has served two terms at the CAF executive committee and had expressed interest to defend his seat but needed the backing of the Football Association of Zambia.

Other candidates that will slug it out with Kamanga are Sobha Samier (Mauritius), Bomber Mthetwa (eSwatini), Elvis Chetty (Seychelles) and Felton Kamambo (Zimbabwe).
Kamanga will now have to negotiate his way past three other candidates to join the CAF elite club.

The Kalusha and Kamanga rivalry has been highly divisive of the Zambian game with their supporters vigorously fighting each other.


  1. Kalusha has yet again further dented his image by showing his appetite to use underhand methods in seeking the CAF nomination that is if it is true he had another letter from FAZ which did not go through the right channels. If this is true then his credibility has been further made unclean especially with the FIFA case still fresh in our minds, maybe he should try PF because even the available credible political parties will think twice to have any association with him.


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