Andrew Kamanga Unseats Kalusha Bwalya Zambia FA Boss

Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya has lost his position as Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president after being defeated by businessman Andrew Kamanga, the BBC has reported.

Kamanga won the election against Bwalya by 163 to 156 votes in what many thought was an impossible task for the challenger.

kalushaBwalya, who was named the 1988 African Footballer of the Year, first joined FAZ as vice president in 2004 before being elected president four years later, reported the BBC.

He served as association president for two terms and was gunning for a third.

During his tenure as president, Zambia famously won the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations trophy.

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

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

Bwalya wished Kamanga success.

“Football is about winning and losing. I want Zambian football to win. All the best to FAZ and the new leadership,” Bwalya said.

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