Fashion Sakala

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Fashion Sakala
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Sakala with Spartak-2 in 2017
Personal information
Full name Junior Fashion Sakala
Date of birth (1997-03-14) 14 March 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth Chipata, Zambia
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Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Rangers
Number 30
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Nchanga Rangers 40 (23)
2016–2017 Zanaco 23 (11)
2017–2018 Spartak Moscow 0 (0)
2017–2018 Spartak-2 Moscow 35 (10)
2018–2021 Oostende 80 (24)
2021– Rangers 4 (1)
National team
2017 Zambia U20 10 (7)
2017– Zambia 13 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:02, 20 September 2021 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 June 2019

Fashion Sakala (born 14 March 1997) is a Zambian footballer and striker in the Zambia national under-20 football team.

Club career

Early career

In February 2017, Sakala signed a three-year contract with the Russian Premier League club FC Spartak Moscow which was expected to run to 30 June 2020. He made his debut in the Russian Football National League for FC Spartak-2 Moscow on 23 March 2017 in a game against FC Baltika Kaliningrad.

On 9 July 2018, he signed a three-year contract with the Belgian club Oostende.

Rangers

On 4 May 2021, with his Oostende due to expire in the summer, Sakala signed a pre-contract agreement with Scottish Premiership club Rangers on a four-year deal.

On 31 July 2021, Sakala made his official debut for the club in a 3–0 win over Livingston in the Scottish Premiership.

International career

Sakala made his debut for the senior Zambia national team on 2 September 2017 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria and was sent off for two bookings in the 56th minute. He also featured for the Zambia under-20 team that won the 2017 edition of the Afcon, scoring three goals. Sakala made the under-20 team that featured in the World Cup and were knocked out in the quarter-finals, scoring four goals in the tournament.

See also