Patson Daka declared fit for Iran game
Zambia U20 national team striker Patson Daka will be fit to play tomorrow against Iran after an injury that saw him substituted in the first half of the group C opener against Portugal.
The teen striker who has the most caps and senior team level in the ‘dream team’ was stretchered off the pitch with blood in his mouth after a collision when he challenged for the ball.
But team doctor Mwila Lupasha has said the lad will be fit for the game after he joined his colleagues in training on Monday.
“The treatment started yesterday. Today, he is feeling much better and we wanted to assess him to see how he is doing in the training and be ready for Wednesday’s game,” Dr Lupasha told Fazfootball.
“From what I have assessed, he should be ready for the game.”
He also said that Conlyde Luchanga who had a minor abrasion on his rear was fit for selection.
“Luchanga had a small wound on the buttock. We had to dress him before the match, but the dressing came off so that’s the blood you saw,” he said.
The two strikers led Zambia’s attack against Portugal though they were both substituted.
They are expected to start against Iran.
Zambia play Iran in a game that kicks off at 1000hrs.
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