Kalusha Bwalya (@KalushaPBwalya
) was named 'African Footballer of the Year' in 1988, and was also nominated for the 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year title, where he was voted the 12th best player in the world. Bwalya will contribute to the magazine on a monthly basis, and his main focus will be on African football.
Bwalya is currently the president of the Football Association of Zambia, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee member, deputy chairman of the FIFA 2014 World Cup Task Force, FIFA Technical Study Group member as well as a sports presenter on Supersport.
"For me it is an honour and a privilege to contribute to a publication that celebrates success, I am looking forward to sharing some of my thoughts and insights on the African game with my fellow Africans." Bwalya said of his inclusion in the Forbes Africa
Chris Bishop, managing editor of Forbes Africa
, says that he's very thrilled to have Bwalya on board as columnist.
"I think Bwalya is one of the precious voices of the game in Africa that should be celebrated and heard. I think he has been an inspiration to a generation of footballers," he says.
In his first column that debuts in the May edition of Forbes Africa
[currently on sale], Bwalya gives the inside story into how the present Zambian team went to the waters off Gabon to pay tribute days before they lifted the Africa Cup of Nations.