Nkana striker Walter Bwalya says he is hungry to reclaim the FAZ Super Division Golden Boot in 2018 after failing to repeat his 2016 top scorers feat when he scored 23 goals.
Walter finished the 2017 season on 12 goals, nine behind his DR Congo compatriot Chris Mugalu of Lusaka Dynamos.
His challenge for the 2017 top scorers award was hit after his two month long ban following is illegal transfer from his former DR Congo club to Forest Rangers over two years ago before joining Nkana from the latter initially on loan in July, 2015.
“My target was to score 30 goals but you know what happened when I missed 12 games,” Walter said.
“I have never give up whatever I go through or thrown at me in my life. If I had played them all, it would have been different but next year I will work harder on my target.”
But Walter added that the consolation was seeing Nkana qualifying to play continental football in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup.
Nkana finished 3rd to qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup together with Green Buffaloes who ended the 2017 season in 4th place.
Champions Zesco United and runners-up Zanaco will compete in the 2018 CAF Champions League.
“Our our mission this year was to play either Champions League or Confederation Cup and we will play in the Confederation Cup. We are happy about that and ready for it and will hold our own,” said Walter.