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WHY BOTH KALUSHA AND KAMANGA ARE ELIGIBLE TO CONTEST CAF POST

Kalusha Bwalya and Kamanga battle

By Mutheliso Phiri

Kalusha and the other five outgoing CAF Executive Committee members are automatic candidates as they are eligible for re-election as per Article 18 (Elections, Requisite Majority, Voting) of the CAF Statutes.

This means that all outgoing members unless they have withdrawn their candidacy, will be re-elected unopposed in cases where no challengers have been nominated by national associations.

As such Kalusha and the other five outgoing members do not need a nomination from their respective national associations.

It is the challengers who need to submit their nomination 90 days before the date of the elections. If there are no challengers the current outgoing members will be re-elected unopposed. Where there are challengers, the vote will go to a secret ballot.

If the FAZ has filed a nomination for Andrew Kamanga, that will not eliminate Kalusha from standing. Kalusha will only be eliminated if he withdraws from standing.

So until and unless they withdraw their candidacy, the following are the current candidates for Caf Executive Committee positions by virtue of being outgoing members:

  1. Kalusha Bwalya – Zambia (Southern Zone)
  2. El Jaafri – Libya (North Zone)
  3. Augustin Senghor – Senegal (West Zone A)
  4. Sita Sangaré – Burkina Faso (West Zone B)
  5. Patrice Edouard Ngaissona – Central African Republic (Central Zone)
  6. Lodegar Tenga – Tanzania (Central East Zone)

Any nominations, including Andrew Kamanga’s, will be added to this list.

That is how I understand this matter.

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