Zambia U20 player focus: Patsona ‘Papa’ Daka
ZamFoot Crew’s Nicholas Chola continues to profile the young guns ahead of the Zambia U20 2017 Africa Cup of Nations which kicks of on 26th February, 2016.
Some have said he is the next Kelvin ‘Malaza’ Mutale while Power Dynamos coach Danny Kabwe has compared him to the legendary Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu. Below is Austria based striker Patson Daka s profile.
He has so far managed a feat of being the only player to feature for the national team at the finals of the U17 Africa Cup, U20 Africa Cup and CHAN tournament for the senior team.
He also played in the qualifiers for the U23 Africa Cup in 2015 though he was not picked for the final tournament in Senegal.
Name: Patson Daka Jnr
Nick Name: PAPA
Date of Birth: 9th October 1998
Place of Birth: Kafue
2002 – 2010-Grade 1 to Grade 9. He went to Kasenje basic shool.
2011 -2013-He went to Naboye High school. Grade 10 to Grade 12
Patson Daka rose from the compounds of Kafue Township. His father played for Nitrogen stars in Kafue in the early 90s. During his secondary school days, Patson represented his school and was later discovered by Lee Kawanu kafue Celtic Proprietor who later on recruited him in the Celtic Reserve side.
2013- Graduated to kafue celtic and scored 7 goals
2013-Top scorer Airtel Rising Stars represented Lusaka Province Zambia with 9 goals.
2015- Made his debut for Zambia as then coach George Lwandamina handed him a starting berth against Guinea Bissau at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
2016-Top scorer u17 Airtel Rising Stars tournament held in Rwanda with 5 goals
2016 – featured for Zambia at the CHAN tournament alongside the legends Chris Katongo and Isaac Chansa.
2016 – After fans outcry over exposure of the boy in national teams, he was overlooked by national team coaches
2016- Top Scorer at Power Dynamos Football club with 13 goals in all competitions
2016- Zambian Young Player of the year
Total of 10 senior caps
2007-2010 Played in the Kafue Celtic U14
2011- Joined the U17 Kafue Celtic nursery Division 2 side kafue fc
2013- Graduated to Kafue Celtic Division One
2014-Moved on loan from his Parent Club Kafue Celtic to Nchanga Rangers and spent one season
2015-July moved to Power Dynamos Fotball Club on loan
Liefering fc in Austria (Reserve side for Redbull playing in the second tier of the Austrian league)
Zambia U20 national team striker playing for Liefering fc in Austria (Reserve side for Redbull playing in the second tier of the Austrian league. Patson is a centre forward and uses both legs. Quick on both feet and he is very good in the air.
Remember the 2016 under U20 Cosafa championship, Patson Daka scored 2 goals at the tournament and helped the young chipolopolo to lift the 2016 COSAFA Youth Championship.
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