Friday, June 21, 2024

Reaction to Patson Daka’s CAF award

The men who where there at the beginning of the wonder-boy’s fledgling career applaud the Kafue native’s achievement.

Patson Daka was joined by FAZ President Andrew Kamanga and the legendary Kalusha Bwalya in Accra, Ghana.

He scooped the award with a staggering 94 votes while second and third placed Salam Giddou and Krepin Diatta having 52 and 48 votes respectively.

And Kalusha saluted Daka’s achievement.

“Congrats to my boy Patson Daka. Started at the bottom now you are here! Keep shining and keep climbing my boy. You have what it takes to soar.

“Work hard, be focused and disciplined and God’s gift to you will flourish. Very proud of you son,” King Kalu who at the time Daka was winning his first cap was FAZ President wrote.

Former Zambia Under-17 Coach Chris Kaunda.

“Congrats to my Captain and friend Mr. Patson Daka. Psalms 91 and Acts 5 : 35 -39 . Our Lord Our God will always be with you. God bless you and all your colleagues.

” Always, just remember what I told you, your friends and the entire Africa and the world in Niger about you my friends as the Rising Stars and I still thank the Airtel / FAZ program. May Our God continue blessing our country – Zambia.

Kaunda qualified Zambia to her first major Under-17 tournament.

That class of 2015 had Daka, Enock Mwepu and arguably the most talented of the trio the late Changwe Kalale.


The late Changwe was called to senior national team in 2014 before Patson and Mwepu were even considered

Below then FAZ Communications Manager Nkweto Tembwe wrote.

Congratulations Patson ‘Jizzy Daka’ on your being named CAF Youth Player of the Year 2017……and thank you my young brother for dedicating your award to late Changwe Kalale…for us who were privileged to see the two of you at U17, we shall forever marvel at your friendship.

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  1. Congrats man, your is smooth you just have to put God first in things. Well done, proud of you! Next is African footballer of the year and coming your way. Stay blessed, stay focused man!

  2. Yes is very humble and I believe this young man is the cream of zambian football at this moment he has a lot to offer.God bless you patson remain focus.

  3. Congrats to the young man. Keep working hard and the Sky will not be the limit cos you will soar further.

    Proud of you and keep looking to your Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ.

    • help me ask him,just because a Zambian won an award for the first you know how many Nigerians that has done that in the past?

  4. @Tony mash and all Zambians here. I really wonder whether it is lack of talent in zambia that the world have seen 97 fifa member countries players who have scored a goal or more in the english premier league. in the list release by the epl website, there is not a single Zambian who has ever scored a premier league goal. countries like antigua & barbuda, curacao, gibraltar, bermuda, georgia and recently klavan of liverpool from estonia. the question is why

  5. In the list of countries of players from various nations who have scored a goal or more in epl, Nigeria make up the 10th in the list release by epl website. 1.england 10,826, 2.france 1,477, 3.ireland 945, 4.scotland 942, 5.netherlands 904, 898, 7.spain 673, 8.norway 510, 9.belgium 476 and Nigeria occupying the number 10th

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