FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Kalusha Bwalya says it is an honour for him to be bestowed with a Medal of Honour award by the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA).
Kalusha, who is a CAF executive committee member, said from Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday that it was a humbling experience for him to receive such a prestigious award and thanked God for giving him courage in everything he does.
Kalusha was among 13 other personalities who were conferred for their various contributions to the development of sports in Africa and beyond.
This was during an extraordinary African Sports Ministers' meeting held on November 9, 2012 in Congo Brazzaville.
"I receive this award on behalf of my family, the Zambian people, players, football officials, my colleagues at FAZ, our soccer loving fraternity and not forgetting everyone who has always believed in me. Thank you so much. I will treasure it and hope to improve even more," he said.
Among others awarded with the SCSA Medal of Honour were minister of sports and physical education for Congo Brazzaville, Léon-Alfred Opimbat, who is also SCSA president in office, Romodan Osman Mohammed, the minister/commissioner of sports of Eritrea, Adoum Garoua, minister of sport and physical education of Cameroun, and Chief Patrick Ekeji, the director general of the National Sport Commission of Nigeria.
Ahmed Mohamed Fouly Sayed, president of AASC and president of African Confederation of Taekwondo in Egypt, and Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, the president of African Athletics Confederation and president of International Military Sport Council in Cameroun also received the award.