English premier club Leicester city football have officially announced Patson Daka as their new signing.
The 22-year old will join the foxes on 1 July subject to premier league clearances.
He scored 27 goals in 28 appearances last season in the Austrian bundesliga for Redbull Salzburg where he was named player of the season.
Daka has also become the Redbull Salzburg and Austrian bundesliga record departure in football history after completing a €23m worth move to the foxes.
However due to the experience Zambian fans have had in the past with their players in the English premier league, the religious fans have taken to social media to pray for the youngster.
“Dear God of Eto’o, Drogba, Aubamenyang and all the greatest African players , please be with Patson Daka.”Patson Kawewe on Facebook.
“We trust you, we believe in you Patson Daka , the whole nation of Zambia is behind you and we are praying for you to succeed.”James mate wrote on African football greats Facebook page.
“Dear God of Didier Drogba and all the great players please be with our Daka”Kel Uze wrote on African football greats Facebook page.
Unlike other countries Zambia has not had a player in the premier league that has ever succeeded with the recent ones being former African cup of nations champion and golden boot winner EMMANUEL MAYUKA who didn’t finish a season at Southampton.
Another Zambian to grace the premier league was Collins Mbesuma who joined Portsmouth but didn’t play more than five(5)games for the club and had his contract terminated.
Zambian fans who are now declaring their newly found love for a European club , Leicester city , will hope that their star man succeeds in the English premier league as the player confidently said he is excited to move to the king power stadium and ready for the new challenge.
“I feel it’s the perfect place for me, because it’s a team that fights for titles. I know it’s not going to be easy, but I feel ready to face the new challenge.Patson Daka to Leicester city fc tv