By KALUMIANA KALUMIANA –
ANOTHER transfer chronicle is about to unfold between the two Kitwe giants with both Power Dynamos and Nkana expressing interest in the gifted leftie.
Yesterday, newly appointed Power coach Kelvin Kaindu said the international midfielder is part of his plans for the 2018 campaign despite being linked with a move to cross the road to Nkana.
Nkana are targeting Bwalya whom they have also registered for their 2018 CAF Confederation Cup campaign without Power’s consent.
“He has been linked with our rivals across the road here but I think that the issue is being handled by the administrators. But and according to the information I have been given, he is still our player and he is in my plans and I am also looking to working with him,” Kaindu said.
Bwalya, who scored six goals for Power and was instrumental in creating two-thirds of their goals in the 2017 season, is currently away on Chipolopolo duty at the 2018 CHAN in Morocco.
The midfielder has so far played one game at CHAN as a second-half substitute during Zambia’s 1-1 draw against Namibia on January 22 in Casablanca.
But SANDRA MWILA writes that Nkana president Evaristo Kabila says Bwalya wants to cross over to his Wusakile side with this factor prompting his team to register him for their CAF games’ crusade.
Kabila said prior to the CAF registration, Nkana was in talks with the player who expressed interest to joining them.
“Larry expressed interest in coming to Nkana but obviously we have to consider his club and we have since written to them.” Kabila said.
Nkana have registered Bwalya among the 28-man squad for the CAF games but having not gotten consent from his club, the moved angered their rivals.
And on Walter Bwalya, Kabila said he was happy that the player has heeded to advice and was ready to follow transfer procedure.
Kabila said Walter will play the six months of this season at Nkana as they work around his move to Europe.
He said Nkana had the interest of the player at heart and will not allow agents to ruin his career.
“Walter is a good boy, he listened to our advice and he will be coming back. He is just sorting a family issue in Lumbubashi right now,” Kabila said.
He further asked Nkana fans to continue rallying behind the striker during his stay at Nkana.
Kabila had earlier hinted that Nkana were looking at selling the player to France and North Africa,where Algerian side Alger MC wanted him, was not an option.