FOOTBALL Association of Zambia president Kalusha Bwalya has denied beating up top Zambian journalist Augustine Mukoka, saying he only pushed him after an altercation.
"I told him that I don't like it when people write lies about me. I told him they must write about the players, like Collins Mbesuma and not officials. I apologise," said Bwalya.
Bwalya must thank two former journalists, Local Organising Committee chief communications officer Rich Mkhondo and Fifa media officer Emmanuel Maradas, that he did not spend the weekend in a police cell in Cape Town for the incident.
Said Mukoka: "It is true that he slapped me after he accused me of writing lies about him. I will never write something that did not happen. I wanted to press charges against him but was convinced not toby some of the guys. It was embarrassing, especially a day after South Africa made Africa proud with a spectacular final draw."