Patson Daka

From Kafue To Leicester – Daka's Incredible Football Journey

Initially from the shallow valleys of Kafue, Zambia, Patson Daka’s football journey was already an extraordinary tale before he arrived in the United Kingdom.

He was the boy who shouldered the hopes of an entire nation. The youngster who had never seen snow before but swapped searing African heat for a snowstorm in the Eastern Alps to chase his dreams. The man who would lift major trophies in Austrian football, scoring 27 goals in 28 games in a single season. The Zambian icon who became the first Leicester City player to score four goals in a single match for 64 years.

Around a year-and-a-half ago, Patson was sat in a Linz hotel room, watching the English FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Leicester. On the eve of RB Salzburg’s Austrian Bundesliga clash with LASK, with roommate and childhood friend Enock Mwepu, Patson watched on as Brendan Rodgers’ men hoisted the famous trophy to the heavens under Wembley’s arch.

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