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Saturday, 11 August 2018

FIFA Bans Former African Player Of The Year

Zambia's coach of the World Football Federation of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya, has been banned from the game for two years by the world governing body.

Bwalya, a member of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for two years from all football-related activities.

FIFA said in a statement that they had been investigating the 54-year-old Bwalya since February 2017.

"Focused principally on the benefits that Bwalya had received from Mr. Bin Hammam.

Bwalya guilty of having violated Article 16 (Confidentiality) and Article 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits) of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

"A fine in the amount of CHF 100,000 ($ 100,573.2) was also imposed on Bwalya."

Zambia National Team and President of the Zambian Football Association. He was not immediately reachable for comment.

Bin Hammam was banned for life by FIFA in 2011 for its share in a cash-for-votes scandal. The Qatari has denied any wrongdoing.

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