Kalusha’s decision not to vote for Rainford Kalaba

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Kalusha Bwalya

Andrew Kamanga

By Mabvuto Phiri

When Andrew Kamanga wanted to be professional by not granting Kalusha Bwalya that much sought after endorsement letter to contest as a FIFA Committee Member it was called ‘unpatriotic’ but when Great  Kalu voted against Rainford Kalaba at the CAF awards is called ‘professionalism’ what Kind of foolishness is this?

 

Undoubtedly, Kalu is Zambia’s greatest asset to have emerged out of  ‘south of the equator’ and no one will ever take away this accolade from him.However, his conduct off the pitch recently has been questionable.This morning l woke up asking myself why President Edgar Lungu is campaigning for two Zambians to take senior decision making positions of the African Union(AU) at the upcoming summit? ‘Great Kalu’ should have taken a leaf from the Zambian President, who he heavily campaigned for during the last elections by endorsing and voting for Kalaba come rain or sunshine.

 

Rainford Kalaba

It is very strange that some right thinking Zambians have the energy to justify Kalu’s unbecoming behaviour. Kalusha and Kalaba share a lot in common such, as their heritage and history both having been born and bread in the same town of Mufulira on the Copperbelt.

 

Kalusha should have used his connections in making sure that he  heavily campaigns for his young brother(Kalaba), as a sign of national loyalty.The 1988 African footballer of the year should begin to realize that he is no longer an individual but a national asset, whose personnel and professional behaviour affects us all.

 

Why do others seem good than our own brothers?I don’t really understand our problem we tend to be sell outs, how do we go out to vote other nationalities when we have our own left out. indeed it is a shame on Kalu’s conduct.Could it be that Kalu is jealous of Kalaba that he doesn’t want him to break any record than him?

 

This is surely an act of personnel ‘ego’ by our football flag bearer. Kalu should always remember that he is at Confederation of African Football(CAF) because of Zambia, a country whose inhabitants such, as Kalaba he voted against. His vote at CAF is not a personnel vote but an ambassadorial vote for all Zambians. It is clear that our brother has forgotten his roots and that he needs to be reminded that home is here.

 

I would like to therefore, appeal to the local football association to immediately withdraw its endorsement letter from Kalusha Bwalya for the Fifa committee because he has shown that he is ungrateful and appreciative of our national gesture and devoid of Zambian norms and culture. AFCON winning Herve Renard and former Chipolopolo coach gave Kalaba the deserved support yet his brother betrayed him.

 

‘He who laughs last laughs the loudest.’

Despiser signs off.

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22 Responses to Kalusha’s decision not to vote for Rainford Kalaba

  1. Kalu is very stupid,good at stealing.

    Chinua Mwaala Lubinda
    January 10, 2017 at 8:23 am
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  2. foolish kalu

    lekeshi
    January 10, 2017 at 8:30 am
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  3. KALU IS GREAT. GLOBALLY EXPOSED; U A STILL IN A BOX. WE MUST SUPPORT HIM FOR FIFA. KALABA NA LABA AFTER MISSING A PERNALTY ON IVORY COAST. KALABA MUST READ, STUDY AND FIGHT TO LOBBY FOR HIS SUCCESS. NOT DRIVING ARROUND TOYS IN LUBUBASHI. THE BOY HAS NO BRAINS TO LOBBY FOR HIS… HE FAILED TRAILS IN EUROPE…

    MUSONDA CHANSA
    January 10, 2017 at 9:33 am
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  4. Bushe kunkanla corrupt ndiye globally exposed mwa?Ana votela banamudyesamo!Rainford sianamudyese mo,anaonongeka uyo Kalu,simuziba kansi?Yaa..malabishi!

    manluche
    January 10, 2017 at 11:15 am
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  5. In Zambia u want to vote on compassionate grounds, lets learn to vote on merit and performance kalaba could have performed better yes, but was he smarter than the Ugandan player?? Its not War which is at stake its how someone performed.if it was War definaly Kalu would die for Zambia Even in politics if u ask an average Zambian why thy are voting for someone they would say becoz I like him can he perform no lets try that is old life bena, so Kalu could have seen something which he didn’t get satisfied with kalaba, and dont forget its Kalu who brought Kalaba to fame.

    Andrew
    January 10, 2017 at 2:12 pm
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    • That is stupid of u Andrew.If yo neighbour’s wife is beautiful than yo wife then there is a contest for the beautiful women would you vote for your neighbour’s wife because its not war?If your answer is yes then visit a doctor to examine u well.Kalaba is like a brother to kalu.

      Alex
      January 12, 2017 at 6:48 am
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      • You always call for patriotism if this was done by a Tonga a lot would have been said. Let’s all accept that ‘Kalu’ is jealous of the young man and he does want anyone to achieve what he achieved in 1988. This is typical of many Zambians.

        The Great Intellectual
        January 12, 2017 at 5:05 pm
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  6. Kanshi whats wrong with creativity among Zambians? This editorial is a carbon copy of another in Zambia Reports. Cant you as a writer or thinker be original? Otherwise just shut up and dont repeat other people’s thoughts claiming they are yours.

    Be Original
    January 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm
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  7. Zambians have been complainig of voting on tribal lines and not on credibility!! So let great kalu exercise his freedom of voting for who he thinks is right and not conderm him for not practicing what is similer to tribaline voting. Sorry mr kalaba for not making it, otherwise u are a great player! Then Mr Kamaga & article writter Mr phiri, kindly learn to exercise maturity, by not attacking your fellow proffessional in public like this, but calm the public out cry and seek amicable ways of eliminating disapointment. We all make mistakes, tomorrow great kalu will be on you, in public for a similar mistake.

    shema israel
    January 10, 2017 at 4:10 pm
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  8. Call a spade a spade. Kalu ni imbwa. Let FAZ withdraw it’s support

    Mj banda
    January 10, 2017 at 9:11 pm
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    • Yeah dogs bark at anything without thinking. Just like you are doing.

      Chicks chicks george
      January 10, 2017 at 10:59 pm
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    • bravo mj kalu ni imbwa for real

      Alex
      January 12, 2017 at 6:54 am
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  9. Has ACC concluded it’s investigation on Kalusha’s ill gotten $80,000?Mr Moono please tell us.

    buta
    January 11, 2017 at 4:37 am
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  10. IT is excellence and not patronage. Patronage,’patriotism’,Tribalism and nepotism do not improve performance of individuals neither do them improve our national image. Blaming Kalu is being short sighted and foolish because performance reality.

    Don king
    January 11, 2017 at 8:57 am
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  11. Kalu was voting on behalf of Zambia not us an individual.

    Deco
    January 11, 2017 at 3:14 pm
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  12. Oh Yes please we need to know

    Bright Chungu
    January 12, 2017 at 10:55 am
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  13. All things constant and we allow kalu to vote for kalaba,what difference will it make?looking at it from the achievement poit of view kalala did’t achieve much

    Mwelwa
    January 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm
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  14. Lets get some perspective here. There are thousands of players in Africa and CAF boiled these down to 5 of the best, right?

    Then CAF was to select from the 5 players. This was not a selection of 500 players or 50,000 players. Ot was 5 players, one of whom was from your country.

    What Kalu did was as good as treason.

    When Zambia was down 2-1 against Nigeria and he was on the pitch being outplayed by a good Nigerian team, why didn’t he walk off or score an own-goal. After all Nigeria looked to be winning?

    If there is on Zambian competing and I am present on the battle field, I am with my Zambian. That what my NRC is for. That’s what being Zambian is my nigga!

    To quote the Livefool motto. “you’ll never walk alone”. Kalu left Kalaba to walk alone.

    Shame on you Kalu.

    Next time Kalu has a flat tire. Nobody that has never had a ride in the car should help him based on his type of thinking.

    smart banda
    January 14, 2017 at 7:01 am
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    • How senseless! I wonder why such moronic thinking can be popularised. You really need to go to school. In your example, Kalu was playing as an opponent and by the way Zambia wasn’t being outplayed. Kalu wasn’t there to judge Nigeria but to provide opposition. How then would he score an own goal unless he is mad?
      Nigeria looked to be winning? They were only leading. And by one goal. If there were five finalists like you say and if we follow your illogic only five countries would need to vote because those who have no represantatives would have no one to vote for.

      Mature
      January 16, 2017 at 4:18 pm
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    • An embarrassment on the Banda name

      Wise men come from the East?
      January 16, 2017 at 4:21 pm
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  15. This kind of tricking Bane is very backwards , mesi played much better than Renado last year , but his team never worn any trophies , Ronald helped his national team as well as his club win major trophies and he was the words best , Danies country is at Afcon , his club won the Caf championship , and what has our dear country achieved with kalaba last year , and hey look , if things were looked at the way this man who wrote this article was seeing things than all the footballers of the year must be coming from West Africa because that’s were the big guns in African football come from , thumps up kalu , i would have voted the same way if i had the chance.

    Deco
    January 15, 2017 at 11:59 am
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  16. Is Mabvuto Phiri a journalist? With such broken grammar? To say nothing about his lack of logic

    Wise men come from the East?
    January 16, 2017 at 4:23 pm
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