The head of state goes to his social media pages to praise the two Chipolopolo players after they scored in a friendly
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has praised strikers Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu after both scored in the pre-season for their teams – Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion – on Saturday.
Daka, who signed for Red Bull Salzburg’s Foxes, was the star player against Queens Park Rangers as he fueled a 3-3 comeback win, first scoring 2-2 before taking a penalty kicked by Kelechi Iheanacho was transformed.
On the other hand, Mwepu, who also moved from Red Bull Salzburg to Brighton, scored in a 3-1 win over Luton Town.
The performance of the two Zambian players impressed their leader and he also promised fans that they would expect more from them.
Commenting on Daka, Lunga wrote on his social media pages: “Congratulations to Chipolopolo star Patson Daka who scored his first goal for Leicester City Football Club. You made the nation proud. Continue to be a good ambassador for your country, Zambia. “
Speaking to Mwepu, Lungu said: “Congratulations to Chipolopolo star Enock Mwepu, who got his team Brighton & Hove Albion a clever end in a friendly and lives up to his nickname“ Computer ”.
“You have made us proud as a nation. Keep flying your national flag and be an inspiration to many young people who look up to you in Zambia. “
Mwepu, whose goal came in the 35th minute, has also visited his social media pages to promise more goals.
“The first of many to come,” wrote Mwepu while mentioning tau for his goal. “Proud of my friend Tau for your first club goal, that was awesome.”
For his part, Daka wrote: “The process continues.”
Daka hopes to start again when Leicester play another friendly against Villarreal at Kings Power Stadium on Wednesday before the Community Shield against Manchester City on August 7 at Wembley.
On the flip side, Mwepu will get another chance to shine if Brighton host a friendly against Getafe on August 7th before opening their Premier League campaign with an away game against Burnley on August 14th.