Kalusha Bwalya is a retired international football player from Zambia. He is regarded as one of the most outstanding players in Zambian football history.

Kalusha was a forward and winger and served as the Zambia coach after retiring as a player. Bwalya was also a vice president of the Football Association of Zambia until 2008.

Quick Info
Full NameKalusha Bwalya
Date Of Birth16 August, 1963
Birth PlaceMufulira, Northern Rhodesia
Parent(s)Benjamin Lemba Bwalya (Father)
OccupationFormer Footballer
Age58 years old
Height5 feet 11 inches
Weight77 kg
Relationship StatusMarried
Wife(s)Emmy Cassalleti
No. of Children3
ChildrenTamela Bwalya, Olivia Bwalya, Sarah Bwalya
Net Worth$5 to $7 million

Kalusha Bwalya Early Life

Kalusha Bwalya was born in Mufulira, Northern Rhodesia, on 16 August 1963. He is 58 years old and has the zodiac sign of Leo. The Great Kalu is another name for him.

Bwalya is the son of the late Benjamin Lemba Bwalya, and his mother’s identity is unavailable. However, his late parents have always believed in him and instructed him that he could succeed in anything if he practiced discipline, integrity, and ambition.

Benjamin Bwalya, his older brother, played professional football, and Joel Bwalya, his younger brother, also played for Zambia.

Kalusha Bwalya
Image Source: Kalusha’s Facebook

Kalusha Bwalya Career

Youth Career

Kalusha’s youth career details are unavailable at the moment. However, he may have started playing football in school, much like the other great footballers.

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Senior Career

According to Wikipedia, his senior career began with Mufulira Blackpool in 1979, and he just remained there for a year. He joined Mufulira Wanderers in 1980 and stayed with them until 1985, where he gained a lot of experience.

Kalusha then moved to Belgium to join Cercle Brugge in 1985. He was the club’s leading scorer in his first season and was named supporters’ player of the year twice in his time at Brugge. Kalusha made 95 appearances and scored 30 goals for the team.

Kalusha Bwalya
Image Source: Kalusha’s Instagram

As a result, the Dutch side PSV Eindhoven had eagle-eyed him and brought him to the Eredivisie in 1989. During his stay at Eindhoven, he won the championship twice in 1990/91 and 1991/92, under Bobby Robson.

After making 101 appearances and tallying 25 goals for the Dutch giant, he left the club and moved to Mexico to join Club América in 1994. A Zambian spent most of his playing time in Mexico with other clubs.

He joined many Mexican teams after playing for the América, including Necaxa, Leon, Irapuato, Veracruz, and Correcaminos. Kalusha also played in the UAE Pro League for Al Wahda.

International Career

Kalusha made his debut in a Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan in April 1983 at Dag Hammarskjoeld Stadium in Ndola and scored his first goal against Uganda in a World Cup qualifier the following year.

He has competed in several events, including six African Cup of Nations editions. Between 1983 and 2004, he played in 87 international matches for his country, scoring 39 goals.

He was a national team member that competed in the 1988 Olympic Games, scoring a remarkable hat-trick against Italy in a 4–0 triumph.

Administrative Career

He is now a member of FIFA’s and the Confederation of African Football’s standing committees, and from 2008 to 2016, he was the president of the Football Association of Zambia.

Is Kalusha Bwalya Married?

Kalusha Bwalya was married to Emmy Cassalleti. In their family, they have four kids, three daughters (Olivia, Tamela, and Sarah) and a son (Gilberto).

He could be a motivating element for his children if he is now busy leading them along the path to success. And Emmy might be busy assisting her husband in carrying out the family’s responsibilities.

Kalusha Bwalya
Image Source: Kalusha’s Facebook

Kalusha Bwalya Net Worth

There is no accurate information on his earnings available at this time. While Kalusha was still playing football, he was a brilliant player for his country.

Bwalya is now a member of the standing committees of FIFA and the Confederation of African Football. As a result, he could be earning a huge amount.

Nevertheless, as per our calculations, his net worth could be $5 million to $7 million.

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Kalusha Bwalya Social Media

Kalusha Bwalya is available on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On Facebook, he has an account that goes by his name with 229K followers and 39 followings.

On the other hand, his Twitter handle is @KalushaPBwalya, and it has 2,140 followings and 131.4K followers. Similarly, he goes by @kalusha.bwalya with 446 posts, 28.5k followers, and 328 followings on his Instagram account.

Follow him on all three sites to know more about his life and current profession.

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