Former Zambian International Footballer and the immediate past President of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), Kalusha Bwalya has died at the age of 53.
He died from a short illness after 3 days of been on admission at the hospital, family members confirmed.
Kalusha who was captain of the national football team during the qualification matches for the 1994 World Cup narrowly escaped death as he was not on the ill-fated flight on 27 April 1993 when the entire team and its management were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Gabon.
Kalusha Bwalya, Africa’s most famous “Number 11”, took on the mantle of spearheading the revival of the national side the following year, captaining the side to the Runners-Up spot at the CAF African Nations Cup 1994 in Tunisia where they succumbed to the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The national team finished in 3rd place at the next edition of the Africa Cup in South Africa in 1996, with Kalusha jointly winning the Golden Boot Award as the top scorer at the tournament.
May his Soul Rest in Peace.