FIFA reduces ban on Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya

The football legend has had his two-year ban from all football reduced on appeal.
Former football player Kalusha Bwalya of Zambia shows the paper of Angola during the final draw of the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 (CAN) in Durban on October 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)

Former African Footballer of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya, has had his two-year ban from all football activities reduced on appeal by Football’s world body FIFA.

The body had in August 2018 banned Bwalya who was a Confederation of African Football executive committee member for accepting a gift which violated FIFA’s ethics code during voting for the hosting rights for the 2022 World Cup.

A FIFA statement said its appeal panel had reduced Bwalya’s ban to the time he had already served, while his fine was also cut to 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,090) from 100,000 Swiss francs ($100,900).

“The Fifa Appeal Committee decided to reduce the duration of the ban from taking part in any football-related activity imposed on Mr Bwalya to the period already served at the time of the notification of the present decision.

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“As a consequence, the ban imposed on Mr Bwalya ended upon notification of the decision of the Fifa Appeal Committee.”

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