Patson Daka has completed the Zambia Under-20 roll at the team’s’ Spain camp following his arrival on Saturday.

The Austrian based striker from FC Liefering completes the 21-member team Beston Chambeshi has picked for the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup finals in South Korea.

Patson said he was excited to have joined the team despite arriving just three days before they end their two-week training camp in Spain.

“I know that they are a lot of expectations from me as well as I am also expecting a lot from myself because I know what I am supposed to do ,” Patson said.

Patson was joint top scorer at the 2017 U20 AFCON tournament with his four goals inspiring hosts Zambia to their final triumph on March 12 in Lusaka when they defeated Senegal 2-0.

His reunion with the team two months since they were crowned African champions also saw him win another accolade following his 2017 UEFA Youth Cup victory in April with Red Bull Salzburg who are Lieferings parent club.

Meanwhile, Zambia head to South Korea on May 17 ahead of the tournament kickoff on May 20.

Zambia will kickoff their Group C campaign on May 21 against Portugal in Jeju where they will be based and also play Iran and Costa Rica in the preliminary round.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. how much is FAZ and taxpayers spending camping in Spain for a month? You have the weather in Zambia you just need equipment and infrastructure surely can you not do this …are you not ashamed?

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    • my worry is the registered ages of these lads may land us in problems. if these guys were 19 last year, how many of them have been dropped off the list?

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  2. This is the World Cup my friends, and each & evry advantage possible should be taken, e.g. high quality opposition, the psychological aspect of training in Europe (sad but true) etc!

    Go boys go, mpaka litulike, mpaka litente…

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  3. What are our talented African champion boys doing in these non competitive footballing countries like Russia, Australia, China etc shunning UK where world class footballers are hardened?
    Is it lack of confidence, exposure poor management or everything?

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    • Zambian players are easily influenced by fame, they are not hard working like West Africans who want to go to higher heights. The little fame they can get, they quickly forget why they are there! The case in point is, Clifford Mulenga, sorry to mention you first Cliff but that was the situation, under-20 2008 went as far as quoter finals, we thought he will be the next great Kalu, where is he today? Lots of boys in Belgium and other Scandinavian countries were suspended or banned for long sentences for march fixing, reason? Quick money and not hard work! This is the reason for Zambia’s failure to reach greater heights or I should say to penetrate lucrative leagues. Already I can see Walter Bwalya playing as if he has won the champions league, his team is under pressure but look at how he…

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  4. we gots this U20 whether Russia,Australia China we got this show them haters that we don’t care what they think cause only GOD can judge us. Zambia all the way

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  5. @Malinso the problem is luck of education they cant speak english so how can They pLAy in EUROPE

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  6. Go boys , Go! Remember the same wild dog kind of attacks , swift , agility, stamina, be every where . One misses another one behind fires. We look forward to watching you with pleasure and pride !

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