Kalusha Fails FIFA Integrity Test; Thrown Out Of Race But Quickly Announces Withdrawal

Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee member Kalusha Bwalya has failed a FIFA integrity test and is subsequently out of the race for a position on football’s most powerful executive committee. Kalusha has however made a haste announcement he … Continued

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Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee member Kalusha Bwalya has failed a FIFA integrity test and is subsequently out of the race for a position on football’s most powerful executive committee. Kalusha has however made a haste announcement he was dropping out of the race, but offered no reason. His sudden decision has caught Zambia by surprise weeks after he caused a firestorm in the local association when he demanded a nomination letter. Zambia Reports has exclusively been informed Kalusha hopped out of the race after it became clear FIFA was demanding answers he did not have. The allegations ranged from him bribes to professional misconduct. Sources at FIFA have disclosed that Kalusha’s candidature was blighted with numerous allegations of impropriety. And as a result, the FIFA Ethics Committee wrote Kalusha a letter containing more than 10 question asking him to clarify the allegations. The FIFA officials have disclosed that Kalusha was asked to explain a lot of allegations including two legal challenges he had lost in the Zambian court which included failure to pay bills on time leading to the former soccer star losing his house in Lusaka’s Woodlands area. FIFA also questioned dubious contracts Zambia had entered when Kalusha was head of the local FA, chief among them the Nike kit sponsorship that was cancelled in acrimonious circumstances. Other than issues to do with domestic affairs, Kalusha is accused of collecting bribes in connection with FIFA campaign when Qatari businessman Mohammed Bin Hammam wanted to challenge the fallen Sepp Blatter. Kalusha admitted to receiving over US $80, 000 from Bin Hammam which he claimed was a debt but no such figures have ever reflected in the FAZ financial statements. The local investigatory body, the Anti Corruption Commission, attempted to take up the matter but bowed to political pressure. FIFA sources disclosed that while Kalusha had obtained clearance from ACC, he failed to answer pertinent questions regarding the circumstances of US $80, 000. FIFA is not relenting in stamping its authority on the game and promoting transparency. Last year, Gordon Derrick, the general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association, also failed an integrity check and blocked from running for president of CONCACAF, the sport’s regional governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean. FIFA is yet to make a decision on Kalusha’s withdrawal. The Ethics Committee has also written other candidates like Danny Jordan of South Africa, Ghana’s Kwesi Nyanteki and Leodenga Tenga of Tazania. Kalusha gave an interview with a Kenyan journalist in which he announced his withdrawal from the FIFA race although the world soccer governing body was soon to announce he did not pass the integrity test. The post Kalusha Fails FIFA Integrity Test; Thrown Out Of Race But Quickly Announces Withdrawal appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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The Real Pan African University At the Majestic Mount Soloda

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia possesses many majestic mountains. They all have magnificent look and panorama that attract not only tourists and the like, but indeed the native people Ethiopians as well. There is one mountain that breezes history day and …

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia possesses many majestic mountains. They all have magnificent look and panorama that attract not only tourists and the like, but indeed the native people Ethiopians as well. There is one mountain that breezes history day and night: a history of freedom, liberty, independence and sovereignty, courage, unity in diversity, love and sacrifice for the motherland, perseverance, commitment, strength, vigour and tenacity. That mountain is called The Adwa Soloda Mountain. You can't help but be attracted by

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Adwa’s Victory Impact On Modern Ethiopia

[Ethiopian Herald] At the last quarter of the 19th century the advancing of the capitalist economic system in western Europe, necessitated raw materials for the mushrooming industries and market for the excessively produced commodities, which were beyo…

[Ethiopian Herald] At the last quarter of the 19th century the advancing of the capitalist economic system in western Europe, necessitated raw materials for the mushrooming industries and market for the excessively produced commodities, which were beyond the consumption capacity of the producing countries. Therefore, colonizing African countries whose political institutions were primordial and led by tribal chiefs was an option through the prism of European powers. In the countries such as Britain, France and Germany's capit

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Japan Inaugurates 91,000 Households Benefiting Water Supply System

[Ethiopian Herald] Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funded Water supply development project which benefit 91, 000 people at Kibet Town in SNNP state inaugurated Tuesday.

[Ethiopian Herald] Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funded Water supply development project which benefit 91, 000 people at Kibet Town in SNNP state inaugurated Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Ministry Stresses Agri-Technology Use

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Agriculture and National Resources underscored the need for improving agri-technology to meet the goal of 594 million quintals crop production by end of GTP II.

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Agriculture and National Resources underscored the need for improving agri-technology to meet the goal of 594 million quintals crop production by end of GTP II.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Africa’s Shining Jewel

[Ethiopian Herald] The dazzling beauty of Addis Ababa (“New Flower” in Amharic) could be enjoyed standing atop mount Entoto. Currently, the city is striding in at a fabulous pace to categorize itself as one of the beautiful and hospitable metropolitan …

[Ethiopian Herald] The dazzling beauty of Addis Ababa ("New Flower" in Amharic) could be enjoyed standing atop mount Entoto. Currently, the city is striding in at a fabulous pace to categorize itself as one of the beautiful and hospitable metropolitan cities of Africa. Home for more than 4 million inhabitants, the Ethiopian capital is on fastest ever construction boom. The young demographic base, temperate climate, friendly people, hot springs and many other man made and natural gifts of Addis have created ample opportunitie

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Corporate Social Responsibility for Business Sustainability

[Ethiopian Herald] Is the sole mission of business enterprises, public or private, small or gigantic to find ways of bagging lucrative profits out of their business dealings at the expense of everything else? This is a question raised by many. In the m…

[Ethiopian Herald] Is the sole mission of business enterprises, public or private, small or gigantic to find ways of bagging lucrative profits out of their business dealings at the expense of everything else? This is a question raised by many. In the meantime Ambassador of Sweden to Ethiopia, Jan Sadek after welcoming guests to a conference recently channeled here on the issue of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), raised a similar question to the audience.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

The Pride of Ethiopia That Occurred in Adwa

[Ethiopian Herald] Coming to Ethiopia is always exciting coupled with an experience filled with so much adventure and sights to explore and nothing compares with the outdoor adventure when you visit the country during the street festivals. If you are h…

[Ethiopian Herald] Coming to Ethiopia is always exciting coupled with an experience filled with so much adventure and sights to explore and nothing compares with the outdoor adventure when you visit the country during the street festivals. If you are heading to Ethiopia you are in great luck as you will witness the country's patriotic outdoor celebration known as Adwa the legacy of the country inherited over a century ago.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia