Nkana are reeling from the news that their key striker Walter Bwalya has been slapped with a three-match ban by FAZ.

The 2016 FAZ Golden Boot winner was suspended by the FAZ disciplinary committee following his conduct in Nkana’s 2-0 loss to Zesco United on April 2 in the 2017 Charity Shield final.

His conduct came after his clubmate and captain Donashano Malama was red carded in the 58th minute by referee Wellington Kaoma for a crude tackle on Zesco defender Ben Adama.

“The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has handed Nkana Football Club striker Walter Bwalya a three match ban after being found guilty of inappropriate conduct during the April 2,2017 ‘Samuel’ Zoom Ndhlovu Charity Shield final featuring Zesco United and Nkana at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium in Ndola,” FAZ spokesperson Desmond Katongo said.

Katongo added that Bwalya has also been fined K2,200.00 and has been told to pay the fine within 14 days of the verdict.

Bwalya’s suspension begins this Friday when Nkana visit Nchanga Rangers in a Week 2 league fixture away in Chingola.

He will also miss Nkana’s Week 4 showdown at home against Zesco on April 29 in Kitwe.

Meanwhile, Bwalya has already made a promising start to the season scoring two goals from three competitive matches in 2017.