Zambia’s Daka Beats Nwakali To MOTM Award


Patson Daka of Zambia has been handed the Total Man of the Match award ahead Nigeria’s U-23 team captain Kelechi Nwakali, reports

The Olympic Eagles beat their Zambian counterpart 3⃣-1⃣ to hand its semi final quest in the AFCON U-23 Tourney a huge boost

After the game, Daka who gave Zambia the lead after 12 minutes was named Man Of The Match despite losing with his team while Nwakali who scored a beautiful free-kick that wronged Zambia’s goalkeeper Mangani Banda was overlooked.

Recall in the game between South Africa and Ivory Coast, which the former won 1⃣-0⃣,Teboho Mokoena got the man of the match accolade following his fine performance.

A cracker of a free kick taken by Mokoena in the 79th minute was enough to give South Africa the desired result.

Meanwhile, according to Wikipedia, in team sports, a man of the match award is often given to the outstanding player in a particular match. This can be a player from either team, although the player is generally chosen from the winning team.

This explains why fans have termed the choice of Daka for the award as a big joke.


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