ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka
FOOTBALL legend Kalusha Bwalya has been appointed chairman of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) technical and development committee.
And Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been appointed CAF first
vice-president while his Democratic Republic of Congo counterpart Omari Selemani is second vice-president.
Kalusha has taken over from former first vice-president Suketu Patel, who did not seek re-election as CAF committee member during the continental body’s elective general assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 16.
Kalusha confirmed the appointment yesterday.
“Proud to be appointed chairman of CAF technical and development committee,” Kalusha posted on his Twitter page.
The 1988 African-footballer-of-the-year was appointed during the CAF executive committee meeting held at Sheraton Hotel in Manama, Bahrain, yesterday.
It was the first CAF executive committee meeting since the election of president Ahmad Ahmad.
Ahmad of Madagascar ousted long-serving Cameroonian Issa Hayatou.
Kalusha, who is former Football Association of Zambia president, is also a CAF executive committee member.
Meanwhile, South Africa Football Association president Danny Jordaan is chairman of CAF marketing and television committee.
Jordaan is also CAF club licensing committee vice-chairman.
Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick is the new chairman of the Africa Cup of Nations and media committee.