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2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee South Africa Ambasssador

Date: Sep 16 2007
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Kalusha Bwalya was the African Player of the Year in 1988. He has played in six African Nations Cup tournaments for Zambia and at the 1988 Olympics he scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 win for Zambia against Italy. He played 100 games for Zambia, scoring 50 goals and during his illustrious career he played for PSV Eindhoven in Holland, Necaxa in Mexico and Cercle Brugges in Belgium among others.

"Being an ambassador for the 2010 FIFA World Cup is a great source of motivation for me. I tried unsuccessfully for many years  with Zambia to qualify for the World Cup as a player and I am proud to be associated with Africa's first World Cup. The occasion is very big, but we as Africans are motivated. The hype and vibe in Africa has been incredible since the announcement of the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosts and we're overwhelmed by the power of the tournament. It's on everybody's lips, it's like a whirlwind. Every moment it's in our bodies, in our thinking and on our minds”