Suspension Of Zambia FA Boss Kalusha Bwalya Lifted After Apology

The suspension imposed on the President of the Zambia Football Federation (FAZ), Kalusha Bwalya, has been lifted after he apologised for not appearing at a hearing in respect of the transfer of a player.

Kalusha Bwalya's job as Zambia national team coach is no longer under threat after he issued a full and frank apology for his recent non-appearance at a transfer tribunal.

“I would like to apologise to the National Sports Council and (NSCZ chairperson), Julius Sakala, for any inconvenience that is caused by my not appearing at the said meeting,” Kalusha said on local television.

“FAZ will try to work extremely hard, extremely well with cordial relation with the National Sports Council and the ministry (of sport).”

In a letter from world soccer governing body FIFA, Zambia were warned to lift the suspension on Bwalya or else be banned from the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign beginning with their match against Egypt on March 29.

The former Chipolopolo captain will appear before the sports council on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, players from the local league called up for the World Cup clash against Egypt on Sunday will leave later today for South Africa, where Zambia will train ahead of their tie in Cairo.

Samm Audu,