…he says there is no need to change a winning team
By Sports Reporter
FORMER FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya has endorsed President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front (PF) for the August 11, general elections.
Bwalya has appealed to Zambians to give the ‘winning team” led by Lungu the vote next month.
He said Lungu’s leadership qualities and humility gave him the urge to publically make a political statement.
“In soccer we say ‘you do not change the winning team, President Edgar Lungu has shown true leadership qualities, his humility for instance is too humbling and it makes him approachable to many Zambians and that is what we need in a leader instead of arrogance and contempt towards ordinary people. President Lungu ‘walks the walk and talks the talk’,” he said.
Bwalya said during his reign at Football House, he had worked well with Lungu compared to any other Heads of State.
“I have never worked with a better President than President Edgar Lungu and I mean no disrespect for his predecessor (Rupiah Banda). President Lungu is just special in the way he has treated and continues to treat the boys. He is their greatest confidence booster,” he said.
He said Lungu meant good for the country and deserved another term in office to score more goals.
“ I prefer staying off politics completely but my personal knowledge of President Lungu has made it extremely easy for me to publicly state that I support him and I beseech all right thinking Zambians to back him fully because he is a tested leader, a humble leader and a tenacious President who means good for this country. Please vote for him,
“I know how to pick a winner and out of that crowded space, President Lungu makes the most sensible leader. President Lungu makes it beyond the finish line without a foul in my experienced view is a person who has been privileged enough to pick a winning team before,” said Bwalya
Agriculture minister Given Lubinda hailed Bwalya for publicly throwing the weight on the President.
Lubinda said Bwalya was an independent person and not seeking employment or government favour.
“Bwalya, the most known person outside Zambia ,aside from probably Dr Kenneth Kaunda and President Lungu, has a huge and massive constituency as a man who won Zambia its first ever Africa Cup ,
“ His decision to back the Lungu candidature is a choice that must be taken seriously by all Zambians because The Great Kalu has a history of winning and picking winners.”