African players abroad Daka becomes first Zambian to score Premier League goal

Striker Patson Daka scored his first Premier League goal in Leicester City’s 4-2 home win over Manchester United on Saturday evening.

The former Red Bull Salzburg striker became arguably the first Zambian to score in an official Premier League match.

Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford scored for United with Youri Tielemans and Caglar Soyuncu being other City scorers.

However, the evening belonged to the Austrian Bundesliga top scorer for last season.

Daka signed for Leicester this season from Salzburg whereas his former team-mate at the Austrian champions moved to Brighton and Hove Albion.

The first Zambian to play in the Premier League Collins Mbesuma failed to score in four appearances for Portsmouth United around 2006

Another Zambian Emmanuel Mayuka, too, could not locate the target in his 16 games at Southampton United around 2013.

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