Friends for life

Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu in the Red Bulletin

they came from zambia and have conquered the hearts of football fans in austria: Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu talk about friendship and a present that is worth fighting for.

Everyone was warning Patson Daka about a computer. Some even speculated that this computer was so dangerous, he had to be destroyed. Patson was 13 years old and didn't understand whey he had to beware a computer. He was in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, to play football.

Together with thousands of other boys, Patson entered the Airtel Rising Stars Cup 2012. The competition sought to find the biggest football talents from across the country's ten provinces. Those who triumphed in the competition by mixing ability with good fortune could fulfill their childhood dream of playing for a Zambian youth national team. Thousands of youngsters entered, and after the first round of matches just 200 remained. Then there were only 18 left. Patson Daka was their captain. The President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, congratulated the young African on Facebook.

In this memorable event, Patson also got to know a certain Enock Mwepu. The 14-year-old could hit his passes around with the precision of a machine and was therefore named Computer. Patson was well aware now why he had been warned. There was no need for any damage to be done though, as Enock became for Patson's friend for life.

You can read the entire story of Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu now on or in the new Red Bulletin Magazine.