AFCON CAMEROON 2021 Brendan Rodgers heaps praises on free-scoring Daka

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed free-scoring striker Patson Daka after the Zambian continued his fine scoring form when the Foxes drew 1-1 with Brighton and Hove on Sunday evening in the Premier League.

Rodgers said this after Daka put the Foxes ahead with a poacher’s instinctive finish, tapping the ball into the net after a rebound off a goalkeeper’s save in the 46th minute.

“It was a good finish,” Rodgers told Leicester City website. “He was in there, he was sharp, he was bright, and he did very well.”

However, Daka was substituted in the second-half after getting injured and he was replaced by Ayoze Perez, before Brighton levelled matters through substitute Danny Welbeck’s header.

The Zambian also scored for Leicester when they lost 2-3 to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday last week.

Daka is for now guaranteed a place in City’s starting XI following the absence of strikers Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho with the latter with Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon.

Nigeria have since been knocked out of AFCON finals following a shock 1-0 loss to Tunisia on Sunday evening.

Daka has four league goals in nine league matches and nine across all competitions this debut season in the Premier League following his transfer from Red Bull Salzburg.

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