Former Nkana FC’s Congolese striker Walter Bwalya Binene denies switching allegiance to Zambia.
“The Zambian FA approached me to change my nationality by giving me a position in their national team given my prowess in their elite league in which I emerged top scorer,best centre-forward,best player in the league etc.”
“Indeed I had spoken with my family in the country (Zambia) especially my father and he was against me becoming a Zambian and giving up my homeland which is Congo”
“So my decision was to say no to Zambia because I love my country (DR Congo) despite having some Zambian routes”
“To my compatriots from the Democratic Republic of the Congo,I am indeed congolese as the photo (Passport) says 100%”
“I scored 63 goals for Nkana FC in all competitions during my 3 and half years at the club and I am the only player who to break the record of scorers in the Zambian league as I scored 26 goals in 36 appearances which is one of the reasons why Zambia wanted me to change the nationality”
On potential call-up to the Leopards national side
“I would accept the call-up with pleasure and for patriotism to play for my nation but for now my focus is on my club and to be at the level progress in performance and the rest God knows because the competition is rough in my position in the national team so i have to continue working hard and waiting for the coach’s choice”