All government sponsored football teams in the country have been ordered to vote for PF cadre Kalusha Bwalya at the next Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) elections.
Kalusha Bwalya yesterday filed in his nomination to contest the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Presidency. He will compete with the incumbent President Andrew Kamanga.
Mr Bwalya was recently banned by FIFA for corruption which makes him a good member of the PF. The Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia has not concluded its corruption case against Kalusha Bwalya.
Although he touts himself as the only one who can make the National team qualify to international matches, he personally missed a penalty a few years ago.
Bwalya is a well known PF cadre who has stood on PF platforms together with PF officials to campaign. See attached photos. Generally, football administrators should not be involved in national politics or endorsing presidential candidates because players and soccer fans support different political parties. Andrew Kamanga is rumoured to be associated with UPND but there is no proof.
With Kalusha Bwalya back at FAZ, we can expect serious politicisation of football as well. The Watchdog understands that a scheme to use football as a campaign tool for PF in 2021 has been devised. The first stage is to impose Mr Bwalya as FAZ president. Hence, all teams with and financial or other links with government have been ordered to vote for Kaluasha Bwalya. These include teams sponsored by the military and those sponsored by the mines.