Bwalya eyes COSAFA presidency

Football Association of Zambia Vice President Kalusha Bwalya is vying to become Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) President.

In an exclusive interview in Johannesburg this week, the former Africa Footballer of the Year confirmed his ambition.

“I have been involved in football for over 25 years as a player, coach, and administrator.

“The knowledge and experience I have gained over the years will be put to good use if I am elected COSAFA President,” says Bwalya.

The COSAFA Presidency becomes vacant when the founding COSAFA President Ismael Bhamjee steps down. After over 30 years of service to football on the continent, Bhamjee has opted to step aside following the ticket sales scandal during the World Cup in June. Working with his colleagues, Bhamjee leaves behind one of Africa’s most promising regional football bodies.

“In Southern Africa we need to inject new life in football management, by bringing in younger and motivated administrators. Bhamjee’s resignation presents us with fresh opportunities and challenges,” Bwalya said.

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