We will fight for maximum points against Ivory Coast- Patson Daka
Zambia U23 national team striker Patson Daka says the team has now shifted their focus to the last game of the group stage at the ongoing U23 AFCON tournament in Egypt in which they are targeting getting maximum points.
Zambia was handed a 3-1 defeat by defending Champions, Nigeria to complicate their quest to reach the semifinals.
“We just have to concentrate on the last game and of course we are going for three points regardless of what will happen, we will fight on and go for maximum points because at the end of the day we do not know what will happen,” Daka said.
The 2017 CAF Young player of the year said he was disappointed with the loss to Nigeria given the fact that the team tried their best. Daka believes the team needs to learn from the loss and forge ahead.
“I am very disappointed with the result, we did our best in order to get the three points, unfortunately, it did not go our way,” he said.
“Everyone knew how important this game was and how the three points would have changed the situation but nevertheless we have to learn from what we have not done very well in this game. We have to move on to the next game.”
Patson Daka put Zambia in the lead in the 12th minute before they capitulated and went on to lose 3-1. Daka put in a fantastic shift which earned the man of the match accolade despite suffering an early head injury after colliding with teammate Fashion Sakala.
Zambia will face Ivory Coast on Friday in their final Group B match at the Cairo International Stadium. Zambia needs to beat Ivory Coast to stand a chance of progressing to the next round and keeping their Olympic dream alive.
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