Hakainde Hichilema Praises Patson Daka

The President of Zambia His Excellency Hakainde Hichilema has praised Chipolopolo and Leicester city striker Patson Daka for becoming the first Zambian to score against Manchester united.

The President elect took to social media to social media to congratulate Patson Daka for his massive achievement.

The Chipolopolo and Leicester city forward, Patson Daka scored the Foxes’ fourth goal as they beat the Red Devils at King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Daka, who has managed 39 minutes in two appearances in the top-flight, was introduced by manager Brendan Rodgers in the 77th minute for Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho, and he put the last nail into Man United’s coffin after drilling home the fourth at the stroke of full time.

Daka has explained his happiness at realising a Premier League dream after opening his account and he told LFCTV.

“It meant so much to me for my confidence, and it’s something that I’ve been looking forward to.
“It still feels like a dream, and I don’t want to wake up! I’m just so excited and happy that I got to open my scoring account with this club, and I look forward to many more,” he said.

“I was just praying that I shouldn’t make any mistake because it’s so crazy. I had to concentrate fully and I managed to score, which was very important,” he added.

“It was really important for me, for my confidence, but also for the team. It was a very crazy game, very intense against a tough opponent, and it’s all because of the support that I received from my teammates, from the coaching staff, and everyone at the club, including the fans. To get the goal, it gives me an extra boost for my confidence,” said Daka.

When asked about what manager Rodgers said to him when coming on, Daka revealed: “He just told me to go and pick up from where Kelechi [Iheanacho] had left, because he did his very best, and he did everything that he could, so it was my time now to go and do my very best.
“He told me: ‘Don’t have pressure, just do what you do’, and that’s what I went to do.