ZAMBIAN football icon Kalusha Bwalya has been shortlisted as one of the three candidates that could represent CAF in the FIFA Council.

According to a communique by CAF yesterday January 13, 2017, the 1988 African footballer of the year had been placed against Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi and Leodegar Tenga of Tanzania.

Seven positions are up for grabs for CAF; spread into regional, gender and language blocks with one winner per category. Confirmation of candidature for the seven positions for the African block will be subject to a FIFA integrity test.

Meanwhile Ahmad Ahmad, the head of Madagascar’s FA will challenge long-standing CAF president Issa Hayatou. The elections are in March with a term of office that will go up to 2021.

Bwalya has recently come under fire for his voting against fellow countryman Rainford Kalaba at 2016 the African Based footballer year at the CAF gala awards in Nigeria last week.

The former FAZ president currently sits on the CAF technical and development committee.