CAF Awards: Patson Daka is Africa’s best youth player
Zambia national soccer team striker Patson Daka has been named the 2017 Africa Youth Player of the year at the Aiteo CAF Awards gala held in Ghana.
Daka shook off challenges from Krepin Diatta of Senegal and Salam Giddou of Mali to become the second Zambian to win the award after Clifford Mulenga in 2007.
At 19, Daka is already the Chipolopolo’s top striker having come through the ranks at U17 and U20 level.
He was instrumental in helping the U20 national soccer team lift the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
He then led the Zambia U20 team to the 2017 U20 World Cup where Zambia reached the quarter finals.
At club level, he guided his team to the UEFA Youth League Championship scoring in both the semi final and final.
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