RB salutes Great Kalu as Councillors pledge support beyond 2012

President Rupiah  Banda who is Patron of the Football Association of Zambia has assured FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya and his Executive Committee of his Government’s support in the pursuance of football excellence in Zambia.

President Banda says he supports Kalusha and his administration as they work to attain distinction for football in the country.
This is contained in a message from the President to FAZ chief Kalusha.

President Banda said to Zambia’s most celebrated sports personality: “As an avid football fan myself, I am aware that the tremendous contribution that you have made to the development of the sport in Zambia and Africa is internationally recognised,” President Banda said adding “I assure you of Government’s full support in the pursuance of football excellence in Zambia and on the African continent.”

FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya thanked RB for his kind words, support and confidence in the work him and his Executive Committee were doing.

Said Kalusha: “I am deeply humbled and very grateful for the assured support of your office and that of your Government. I trust that with your encouragement, we should be able to effectively pursue and accomplish football excellence here at home and Africa as a whole.”

The Kalusha administration has scored numerous and unprecedented successes since taking office in 2008.

And FAZ councillors have rallied support to continue supporting Kalusha and his Executive Committee at the 2011 Annual General Meeting and during the elections of 2012.

The councillors have condemned a recent press statement attributed to the Sports Minister on the forthcoming AGM.

They have since vowed to stand firm and back the development agenda of Kalusha and his administration.

Councillors from across the provinces say they will not be swayed by any misinformation and false propaganda from anybody. Many have even made submissions to table motions to deal with some members who have brought the name of the game into disrepute.

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