Patson Daka in injury scare

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MTN Zambia Chief Technical Officer Thomas Motlepa, Power Dynamos striker Patson Daka, National Sport Council of Zambia Chairman Mwama Kalenga during during a cheque prize presentation of the "2016 FAZ/ MTN league Young Player of the year" to the winner.
FILE: MTN Zambia Chief Technical Officer Thomas Motlepa, Power Dynamos striker Patson Daka, National Sport Council of Zambia Chairman Mwama Kalenga during during a cheque prize presentation of the “2016 FAZ/ MTN league Young Player of the year” to the winner.

The Zambia bench is sweating on the fitness of striker Patson Daka who is coming to camp with a knock.

Daka reportedly sustained a minor injury while in action in the Austrian league on Sunday with RB Salzburg in their 2 -1 home win over AC Wolfsberger.

The Zambia striker came on as a 68th minute substitute with his side already well on their way to collecting the three points.

FAZ spokesperson Desmond Katongo said Daka will miss Zambia’s three-day training camp in Ghana as a result of that while he is receiving treatment in Austria.

“Daka will meet up with the team in Nigeria from his base in Austria,” Katongo said.

“The reason why he connecting later is that he picked up a minor injury and his clubs’ medical team wanted to do a thorough assessment of the injury.”

Zambia is already without their top scorer on 7 goals Brian Mwila of Platinum Stars in South Africa.

Mwila failed to recover from a knee injury he sustained on September 2 in Chipolopolo’s 3-1homewin over Algeria in a match he scored a brace at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

But Daka’s club mate and midfielder Enock Mwepu will join the team at its Accra camp on Tuesday together with Edward Chilufya of Swedish club Djurgardens.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper and Captain Kennedy Mweene, defender Stopilla Sunzu, striker Fashion Sakala and midfielder Chisamba Lungu were all expected to arrive in Accra on Monday.

Zambia leave Ghana for Nigeria on Wednesday ahead of their October 7 penultimate date away to Nigeria in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B qualifiers.

Nigeria and Zambia have 10 and 7 points respectively heading into the crucial Group B clash.

Cameroon has 3 points and Algeria have one point with two rounds of matches left to play.

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    Believe me or not, HH and his Tonga Wizards of Chiefs have got no timing at all. At a time when he has made a lot of gains after his botched arrest and the fire tender issue, this clear Tonga Tribalism has just taken all that he has gained in the past weeks.
    As Easterners and Northerners, we shall now use ‘ The devil you know’ concept. If the Tonga ‘wizard’ Chiefs and HH can start marginalising others including Govt before they form Government, what more when they come into power. I am also told GBM and the other non-Tonga UPND leaders were also not invited. Im sorry fellow Zambians, I shall not vote for UPND and HH. They have very serious tribal issues to sort out first.
    This is one and the more reason why we need a Convention in UNPD NOW !

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    STRUCTURE OF TERRORISM OF PAUL KAGAME

    One day you might find yourself in a position of questioning,criticizing or challenging Paul Kagame and his criminal government for their perpetual assassinations,perennial killings and gross human rights violations in Rwanda, in Great Lakes Region,in Burundi,in RDC,in Uganda and elsewhere in the whole world,since 01/10/1990 up to date and on wards if they are not stopped! The way Paul Kagame has organized his Machiavellic system is proper to qualify it as a terrorist way he is using to victimize, abuse, persecute and imprisons one by one and in a planned and systematized manner all the outstanding people in Rwanda who are trying to be the voice of more than 85% population in unnecessary misery in Rwanda.
    Before you express yourself about Kagame…

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    You people, from soccer to politics sure. Let’s mature. How does Daka’s injury connect with HH’s and Tonga’s tribalism. Let’s think soccer especially that we are playing on 07.10.17. God bless you all.

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    I still insist that we should have taken some senior players they would have helped to sort out his problem….I mean the Mazembe boys!

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    @UPND CONVENTION NOW: The issue here is the injury of a player please. Mature in your mind don’t hate people. You never create any person on earth. I come from Mbala but why should I hate Tongas (They are human being like any person, like yourself). Hatred is evil if you don’t know this. Judgment is coming soon, unless you repent now. @ Divide & Rule insulting the parents of you brother is as good as insulting your own parents, These are the teachings of the Holy Book ( BIBLE)(Honor your father and mother if you want to stay longer on earth)

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    the mazembe guys are the reasons why we don’t go far… let’s go at it without them. Kalaba is not inspiring. We have better ammunition without them… Patson will very likey play.

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    You’re right those guys from are tired legs coupled with Juju syndrome. We need new fire power

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    You’re right, those guys from Congo are tired legs coupled with Juju syndrome. We need new fire power

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    It is not looking good with the ever-increasing number of players not fit. Surely Wada and his assistants did not stay in contact with the players. What is plan B then? I think i just read one Nigerian paper reporting from accra about Mwepu and Chilufya not available as well. Wada needs to swallow his pride reconsider bringing in Master and Sinkala asap otherwise we are just playing in the hands of Nigeria.

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