Dec
09
2007
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Kalusha Bwalya

Born: 16 August 1963 in Mufulira (Zambia). Nationality: Zambian
Career as a player: 1979-1980: Mufulira Blackpool. 1980-1985: Mufulira Wanderers (both Zambia). 1985-1988: Cercle Brugge (Belgium). 1988-1994: PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands). 1994-1997: Club America. 1997: Necaxa (both Mexico). 1998: AI Wahda (United Arab Emirates). 1998: Leon. 1999: Irapuato. 1999: Veracruz. 2000: Correcaminos (all Mexico).
Career as a coach: 2004-2006: player-coach of Zambia’s senior national team
Honours as a player: African Footballer of the Year 1988. Third place and top scorer at the 1996 African Cup of Nations. Between 1983 and 2004, he played 100 times for Zambia’s senior national team and scored 50 goals. On 5 September 2004, in a World Cup qualifier against Liberia, he played his last international match and scored the only goal of the match at the age of 41. Africa’s most famous number 11 played in six Africa Cup of Nations events.
Miscellaneous: father of two girls who are living with their mother in the Netherlands. Member of FIFA’s Technical and Development Committee and Vice-President of the Football Association of Zambia. Bwalya lives in Lusaka (Zambia) and Johannesburg (South Africa).