Kalu arrives in Zurich for FIFA meetings

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Kalusha Bwalya has arrived at the Home of Football at FIFA Headquarters in Zurich for scheduled meetings including the first gathering of the FIFA Task Force 2014 of which he is a member.
FAZ communications Manager Erick Mwanza confirmed that Kalusha arrived in the Swiss city Friday morning.
Other than the FIFA Task Force Meeting, Kalusha will take time to meet FIFA President Sepp Blatter and attend to a series of other football businesses and undertakings. Kalusha, the 1988 African Player who is also CAF Executive Committee member is the only African member appointed by the world soccer governing body to the FIFA Task Force.
The FIFA Task Force Football 2014 is convening at the Home of FIFA for the first time and will start its mission on 10 May 2011.
The 22-member group, consisting of high-profile experts from the world of football, is chaired by Franz Beckenbauer (Germany), who will be supported in the performance of his duties by his deputy chairman Pelé (Brazil).
The Task Force’s objective is to look at proposals to improve both the attractiveness of football and match control in elite competitions, in areas such as the Laws of the Game, refereeing, competition regulations, women’s football, medical matters and fair play.
The Task Force will provide a first report to the FIFA Congress in Zurich on 1 June 2011. The Task Force members are (in alphabetical order): Carlos ALARCON (Paraguay), Demetrio ALBERTINI (Italy), Massimo BUSACCA (Switzerland), KALUSHA BWALYA (Zambia), CAFU (Brazil), Bobby CHARLTON (England), Ivan CURKOVIC (Serbia), Prof Dr Jiri DVORAK (FIFA), Sunil GULATI (USA), Fernando HIERRO (Spain), Charmaine HOOPER (Canada), Alex HORNE (England), Christian KAREMBEU (France / New Caledonia), LU Tracy (China PR), Ioan LUPESCU (Romania), Peter MIKKELSEN (Denmark), Dejan SAVICEVIC (Montenegro), Marina SBARDELLA (Italy), Kohzo TASHIMA (Japan), Theo VAN SEGGELEN (Netherlands, FIFAPro).
“We’re very proud to have on board some of the highest-profile names in football for this committee,” said FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter. “Under the chairmanship of Franz Beckenbauer, this vastly experienced team will address every facet of the game, tackling any challenges related to the game and coming up with appropriate solutions.”

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