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Kalusha Bwalya loses Zambian football polls

Zambian football legend Kalusha Bwalya was on Saturday beaten in an election by Lusaka businessman, Andrew  Kamanga,who replaced him as the country’s football chief.

Mr Kamanga was elected as president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) replacing Bwalya after polling 163 out of 324 votes cast.

Kalusha, who was seen as the frontrunner, polled 156 while the third candidate, Henschel Chitembeya, received a single vote. Four votes were declared invalid.

Under Bwalya, the country won its first ever African Cup of Nations title in 2012 in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, but the country’s football body suffered allegations of corruption.

Kamanga will be at the helm of Zambia’s football governing body for four years.