Patson Daka: I can be like Aubameyang, Salah and Mane

Patson Daka: I can be like Aubameyang, Salah and Mane
Salzburg's Patson Daka (L) in action

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Jan 07, 2021. 10:00

Zambia international Patson Daka says he is inspired by African superstars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

The striker, who is excelling in the Austrian Bundesliga for RB Salzburg, is widely regarded as one of the top young African strikers.

Daka believes he could follow in the footsteps of some Arsenal captain Aubameyang (Gabon) and Liverpool wingers Mane (Senegal) and Salah (Egypt), who have excelled in the English Premier League.

“To see our big brothers like Aubameyang, Salah, Mane, it’s something that gives me the dream that I can also make it,” Daka told BBC Sport.

“I can be like them. They are my inspiration, knowing that they also come from Africa.

“I think when people are making those kinds of comparisons, it’s great, looking at the status of Sadio Mane, the kind of football he plays and the kind of person that he is.”

Daka has been in top form this season having scored 15 goals in 17 matches in all competitions for Salzburg.

The 22-year-old was linked with English giants Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal during the last transfer window.

Daka was the 2017 CAF African Young Player of the Year.


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