- Walter Bwalya starred in Al Ahly’s victory over Al Duhail
- Coach Pitso Mosimane hailed his efficiency
- Can he break his Ahly duck against Bayern Munich?
When African individuals hear the surname Bwalya, many instinctively consider Kalusha Bwalya, the previous Zambia captain who misplaced nearly all his worldwide workforce-mates when their airplane crashed en path to a match in 1993. Bwalya was making his personal solution to the sport and was thus spared the identical destiny.
Two years later, his namesake Walter Bwalya was born in Lubumbashi in Congo DR. With the town greater than 2,200 kilometres from Kinshasa, and nearer to Zambia than the nation’s capital, Bwalya has each Congolese and Zambian nationality.
After starting his skilled profession in Congo DR, the striker then represented a number of Zambian golf equipment earlier than becoming a member of El Gouna within the Egyptian Premier League. The 25-12 months-outdated made speedy progress, high-scoring throughout his season-and-a-half there, which paved the way in which for a transfer to Al Ahly within the December switch window. Just over a month later, he finds himself competing within the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™.
Despite going off exhausted halfway by means of the second half, Bwalya was nonetheless one of the efficient gamers on the night time, successful the ball to arrange Elshahat’s decisive aim, and nearly doubling his aspect’s lead shortly afterwards – solely to have effort dominated out by VAR by the smallest of margins. The ahead is underneath strain to ship targets, having not but scored in his quick time with the Red Devils. However, the membership has enormous religion in his placing skills and understands that the strain he places on himself could also be behind a few of the missed possibilities.
“He came close to scoring his first goal for us today,” mentioned Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane. “In reality, I believed he had scored, just for know-how to determine in any other case. They have a greater view of it than we’ve, so we won’t argue with that.
“He was strong in attack, and we only replaced him in the second half because of the stress and physical toll that these kinds of games exert on players.”
Walter Bwalya can have the possibility of a lifetime when going through Bayern Munich within the semi-finals. Were he to attain his first aim for the membership against the European champions, it might certainly be an historic achievement.
“He’s a good striker and his job is to score goals, so I’m sure he’ll find the formula again soon,” mentioned Mosimane.