Thursday, October 30, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #179 (Kazadi Mwamba: Zaire)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

The subject of this drawing is Kazadi Mwamba, who was represented in both the FKS & Panini World Cup ’74 sticker albums (honoured to be amongst the streamlined 6-player selection in the latter) & included in the Zaire squad for the Finals, appearing as first-choice goalkeeper in each of his country’s 3 matches, although he was substituted after 21 minutes of the second of these, with Zaire already 0 – 3 in arrears to Yugoslavia (his replacement fared no better, conceding a further 6 goals before a joint-record World Cup loss was concluded).

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