Fashion Sakala announced his ‘arrival’ in style today at Motherwell, with his hat-trick endearing him to the vocal Rangers support.
With three varied types of goals, the Zambian showed his quality, as well as his unpredictable style, with a perfectly timed header, a cut inside and shot as well as a poacher’s finish after a very well timed run to get on the end of Steven Davis’ majestic lofted cross.
Hat-trick and a match ball was secured but Sakala has stated that more is to come.
The affable forward, a Bosman signing last Summer, from Belgian outfit Oostende once again showed his humility, hunger and determination on the pitch, but his final impact would be made once the talking on the pitch was done.
Firstly, walking back to the dressing room, Sakala was overjoyed with the recption of the Rangers supporters, holding his matchball in the air like a prized posession and then in his post-match interview, that infectious smile and happiness was beaming for all to see.
🗣️"The match ball is safe, I'm just waiting for the guys to sign it! I'll sleep with it tonight!"
Rangers fans you can now hear from your hat-trick hero Fashion Sakala👇 pic.twitter.com/xGAP9IWy7I
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) October 31, 2021
“I really appreciate the group of players that I have here in the squad and the great staff that I have – they have been very supportive and they make things look very easy for me.”
“That’s the most important thing for me.”
“I think I’m getting there, I just have to keep working extra hard with the group, I believe there’s more to come.”
“I have to keep believing, working extra hard and staying positive and motivated every day.”
The expressions and positivity of Fashion Sakala Jnr is so refreshing – is there a happier man in Scotland right now?
This is a man who clearly feels very happy to be in the position he is currently, at a big club on a bigger stage, than the one he was previously afforded in Belgium.
Grounded in his faith and family values, Sakala will give his all to be a success in Glasgow and he clearly has talent to enhance as well as further potential for the Rangers coaches to unlock.