FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has healed praise on Patson Daka after the 20-year-old was named CAF 2017 Young Footballer of the Year.
In a statement, Kamanga writes;
On behalf of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Executive and the entire football family, I would like to congratulate national team striker Patson Daka for winning the 2017 Confederations of African Football (CAF) Youth Player of Year Award.
I am extremely pleased with your achievements both at domestic and International level. You have thus far been a great ambassador and role model for the Zambian game and the entire nation.
The rewards you are reaping today are the fruits of yesterday’s struggles.
However, you should also be mindful that fame comes with great responsibilities.
It is also worth acknowledging that you have set a high bar for yourself and many young people who are looking up to you.
Therefore, as you celebrate your achievements, may I urge you to remain disciplined and steadfast.
Congratulations once again and may the good Lord guide you in all your future endeavours.
For and on behalf of:
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA
Andrew Ndanga Kamanga