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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

Nationality:              Zambian


Position:    Forward


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

2017-January loaned

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.

9 Comments to Zambia U20 player focus: Patsona ‘Papa’ Daka

  1. Prince says:

    Born on the same date with me…lovely! However, nobody starts going to school when they turn FOUR, especially not in Kafue. This boy, if he started school in 2002 he was born in 1996…age cheating is a crime in football…they better check his story…

  2. chris busy says:

    zamfoot pliz give us update based on u20 players in spain & thoz that are coming to join their fellows who are already in europe instead of talking about daka’s history while u evn know what is at stake to follow, bcoz chipolopolo u20 will take on fc Basel on 29 january(tomorrow) who lately requested a friendly match during their pre-season tour in spain from Swizerland.

  3. Man jose says:

    Why put up school stuff u hv no facts on, when profiling players concentrate on their football activities…..

  4. This boy is going places he should just work extra hard although some fools once accuse him of zambia failure to qualify to Afcon.young man don’t mind these arm chair critics just continue working hard

  5. GSK11 says:

    Well done Kafue… send us more dynamite!!!

  6. amk says:

    has scoring instincts

  7. Jeke L.S, Mukando says:

    Excellent point about being born in 1998 & finishing school in 2013 @ the age of only 15! My son was born in August 1998 & only finished school in 2015 @ 17, unless of course Patson was allowed (for whatever reason) to skip a couple of grades (highly unlikely).
    Lets allow for the natural progression of our youths, its not just about “winning @ any cost,” this might be one reason too many of our “young” players fail to make the grade when they come up against their “real” agemates, Zambia first…

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