The 1998 African Footballer of the Year Kalusha Bwalya has ruled out joining politics and plans to continue sports administration in Zambia, according to media reports Sunday.Bwalya, who is currently president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), said he had no plans to seek political office anytime soon, telling the Sunday Post that he believed he was already contributing to Zambian society through sport.
“Just as politics is there to benefit the masses, sport, and football in particular, is there to bring joy to the masses. I am already serving the Zambian people in my own way,” he said.
The FAZ chief said he was happy with corporate sponsorship the association was receiving and hoped for more support from the government towards the junior teams and the girls’ teams.
He said a number of corporate companies were happy with the current FAZ executive which he was leading as president, adding that even the government had confidence in FAZ.
Bwalya revealed that he would seek another term as FAZ president during the 2016 FAZ annual general meeting as well as re-election as a member of the Confederation of African Football executive committee.