FIFA bans Kalusha Bwalya for 2 years over bribery scandal

Former Zambian FA President Kalusha Bwalya has been banned for two years by world soccer governing body FIFA.

Bwalya has been banned for his role in Qatar 2022 bribe scandal where he pocketed US$80, 000.

A fine in the amount of CHF 100,000 was also imposed on Mr Bwalya.

“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has banned Kalusha Bwalya, member of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), for two years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.” – FIFA

The investigation against Mr Bwalya was opened on 28 February 2017, and focused principally on benefits that Mr Bwalya had received from Mr Bin Hammam, FIFA noted in a statement.

The adjudicatory chamber found Mr Bwalya guilty of having violated regulations on confidentiality and offering and accepting gifts and other benefits of the FIFA Code of Ethics.