Kalu snubs Kalaba for CAF award after voting for Billiat & Onyango
Zambian football icon and African football legend Kalusha Bwalya did not vote for Rainford Kalaba in the race for the CAF award for Best African Player based in Africa.
According to details availed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Kalusha gave his first vote worth five points Zimbabwean Khama Billiat, while his second vote worth four points went to eventual winner Dennis Onyango with Kalaba getting paltry three points from the former Football Association of Zambia president.
Each member association had carried a vote for everyone of the five finalists with the highest vote weighing five points.
A panel of media experts as well as techincal and development comittee members which Kalusha is member of also carried a vote each.
The Zambian vote was carried by Wedson Nyirenda (or Honor Janzza) and they voted Kalaba (5), Billiat (4) and Onyango (3).
While the whole of Zambia rallied behind the Chipolopolo skipper, the 1988 African Footballer of the Year went for the Sundowns pair.
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Kalaba was third behind Onyango and Billiat on the award.
For the African Footballer of the year award the Zambian vote went to Riyad Mahrez (5), Pierre Aubameyang (4) and Seidou Mane (3).
Kalusha Bwalya voted for Mahrez (5), Mane (4) and Aubameyang (3).
The former FAZ boss recently received an endorsement by FAZ to vie for a position at FIFA.
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