Born on the 16th August 1963 in Mufulira, Kalusha Bwalya was named African Footballer of the Year in 1988 by France Football Magazine and was voted 14th in the 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year Awards.
He is the long standing leader and leading goal scorer for the Zambian National Team. From 2003 he was appointed as head coach for the Zambian team.
Bwalya played in six African Cup of Nations and was the Zambian coach for the 2006 edition. He currently serves as a standing committee member at FIFA, the Confederation of African Football and as President of the Football Association of Zambia.
Kalusha has played for some of the best clubs in the world and has achieved Africa's most prestigious Footballing Award of the 'African Footballer of the Year'. He rebuilt the Zambian National Team after losing all his team mates in the Gabon Crash. He captained his beloved National team as well as coached it from 2003 - 2006, during which time they climbed FIFA rankings by 11 points.