Zambian Football Legend Kalusha Bwalya Appointed Chairman CAF Tech Committee

FORMER Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Kalusha Bwalya has been appointed chairman of the CAF Technical and Development Committee.

Kalusha confirmed the appointment this week via Twitter saying, “Proud to be appointed chairman of CAF technical and development committee.”

The 1988 African-footballer-of-the-year was appointed during the CAF executive committee meeting held at Sheraton Hotel in Manama, Bahrain, this week.

Kalusha has taken over from former first vice-president Suketu Patel, who did not seek re-election as CAF committee member during the continental body’s elective general assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 16.

During the same congress, serving CAF executive committee members were tasked to head various committees which saw Kalusha being appointed to lead the CAF technical development committee.

According to article 37 of CAF statutes: The CAF Technical and Development Committee will be responsible for collaborating with national associations to develop methods of training teams.

The committee will also be in charge of improving the qualification levels of administrators, instructors and coaches by organizing courses and seminars.

The committee is responsible for preparing documents to deal with the education and training techniques for all football technicians and assisting in the production of educational films.

The committee will also be responsible for making recommendations to the executive committee to develop football in the national associations and recommending and requesting coaches and trainers to fill vacant posts in national associations and promoting and developing all aspects of football, including women’s and youth football.

The committee will also be responsible for analyzing the basic aspects of football training and technical development and studying the methods and means of discovering and promoting talented football players across the African continent.

Kalu is an executive committee member of the Confederation of African Football.

Here Kalu is with Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi and Musa Bility President of the Liberia Football Association and a former player for Watanga FC.

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