- Walter Bwalya joined Al Ahly from El Gouna in December
- Brilliant but silent against Al Duhail, the striker runs after his first goal in his new colors
- Mosimane wants to see him unlock his counter against Bayern
Namesake of legendary Zambian striker Kalusha Bwalya, Walter Bwalya was born and made his debut in DR Congo, wore the colors of several Zambian teams before joining El Gouna, in the Egyptian Premier League. This transfer was an opportunity for him to take a step forward.
In a year and a half, he established himself as the top scorer of his team and convinced the leaders of Al Ahly to secure his services in December. Just over a month later, the 25-year-old striker makes his debut at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 ™.
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Exhausted, Bwalya left his partners in the middle of the second half, which did not prevent him from being among the most prominent players in the meeting. Decisive passer on Elshahat’s victorious recovery, he could have doubled the bet a few minutes later. Unfortunately, his goal was offside for a few inches, which did not escape VAR.
The Congolese is still chasing his first goal since joining the club. His trainer remains confident despite everything. According to him, nervousness could even explain some missed opportunities by his new recruit. “He almost scored his first goal today, but the technology decided otherwise. Video referees have a better angle of view than us. So there is nothing to say,” admitted Pitso Mosimane, the Al Ahly coach, after the meeting. “He worked well on the attack front. If we replaced him, it is above all because of the stress and the enormous expenditure of energy that such a meeting generates.”
In the semifinals, Walter Bwalya will be presented with a challenge of a whole new dimension when he faces Bayern Munich. The idea of seeing his colt score his first goal against the reigning European champions is not to displease Mosimane. “He’s a good striker. His mission is to score goals. I’m sure he will quickly find the right settings,” said the South African technician, eager to show his support for his striker. The duel against the Bavarian giant is in any case a great opportunity to make a name for himself.