FAZ : Kalusha Bwalya was dethroned as Football Association of Zambia gets a new President

FAZ  : Kalusha Bwalya was dethroned as Football Association of Zambia gets a new President

Reforms are coming to FAZ- Kamanga

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New Football Association of Zambia president Andrew Kamanga says there will be no witchhunt but that reforms sweeping World football will also come to Zambia.

Kamanga beat Kalusha Bwalya by 163 to 155 on saturday during the elective FAZ annual general meeting held at Moba Hotel in Lusaka.

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The Lusaka businessman and ex-Kabwe Warriors chairperson also paid tribute to his vanquished opponent and longtime nemesis Kalusha.

“I will not turn our soccer icon Kalusha Bwalya into a villain,” Kamanga said.

“This I promise but we will respect the laws of the land and those of football and reforms that have happened in the world will not spare Zambia.”

Kamanga’s triumph ends Kalusha ten-year reign as FAZ president that saw Zambia win its first Africa Cup title in 2012.

However, persistent allegations of mismanagement at FAZ during his tenure including the issue of a sum of US$80,000 he received between 2009 and 2011 for allegedly for Zambia’s vote for Qatar’s’ successful 2022 bid from a $5 million slush fund managed by ex-Fifa vice president Mohammad Bin Hammam have haunted him.

Kalusha has always denied any illegal dealings over that matter stating that money was a loan FAZ received during the 2010 stand-off with Kamanga that split the association.

Last night, Andrew Kamanga was elected as president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) replacing Kalusha Bwalya after polling 163 out of 324 votes cast.

The announcement by Chairman of the Electoral Commission Sikwana Lukangaba was met with jubilation at Moba Hotel, as Kamanga prepares to be at the helm of Zambia’s football governing body for four years.

Kalusha, was seen as the frontrunner, but Andrew Kamanga had an impressive momentum in the lead up to the election. Henschel Chitembeya, a former executive committee member, was always seen as an outsider. Kalusha polled 156 while Henschel Chitembeya received a single vote. Four votes were declared invalid.

And Richard Kazala was elected as vice president after polling 117 votes beating his closest rival Pivoty Simwanza who polled 107 votes.Mofya Chisala received 58 votes while Cephas Kampamba Katongo had 28 votes. Boniface Mwamelo polled 8 votes. There were 5 spoiled ballots.

Lee Kawanu was re-elected as Executive Committee Member and is joined by new members Blackwell Siwale, Brenda Kunda, Elijah Shenko Chileshe, Kabaso Kapambwe and Dr Joseph Mulenga.

Rixie Mweemba was elected unopposed for the position of Treasurer.

Full Results:

PRESIDENT

1. Andrew Kamanga – 163
2. Kalusha Bwalya – 156
3. Henschel Chitembeya – 1
4. Invalid Ballots – 4

VICE PRESIDENT

1. Richard Kazala – 117
2. Pivoty Simwanza – 108
3. Mofya Chisala – 58
4. Cephas Kampamba Katongo – 28
5. Boniface Mwamelo – 8
6. Invalid Ballots – 5

TREASURER

Rixie Mweemba (Unopposed)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Blackwell Siwale – 173
Brenda Kunda – 143
Elijah Shenko Chileshe – 111
Lee Kawanu – 106
Kabaso Kapambwe – 99
Dr Joseph Mulenga – 92
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Francis Hafwiti – 86
Happie Munkondya – 80
Gideon Mwenya – 80
Violet Bwalya Kasenge – 79
Mike Chirwa – 72
Andrew Banda – 49
Jeff Chipilingu – 61
Lenny Sampa Nkhuwa – 44
Eutrasia Chambeshi – 45
Stanely Chilimunda – 6
Arthur Kamuloso – 48
Gabriel Kaunda – 32
Jordan Maliti – 49
Alex Mambwe – 11
Kennedy Matashi – 66
Nellie Miyamba – 55
Victor Mpundu – 44
Dr Joseph Mulenga – 92
Watson Mwale – 40
Alfred Mwape – 8
Felix Nsama – 57
Timothy Phiri – 7
Edwin Sisya – 27
Invalid Ballots – 7

Source : Lusaka Times