Style Sakala

Style Sakala

Zambian footballer

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Junior Fashion Sakala (born 14 March 1997) is a Zambian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Scottish Premiership club Rangers and the Zambia national team.

Sakala played for Zambian clubs Nchanga Rangers and Zanaco, winning the Zambia Super League in 2016 with the latter. He signed for Spartak Moscow in February 2017. Sakala made no first-team appearances for the club, instead appearing for Spartak-2 Moscow in the second tier of Russian football. He joined Belgian club KV Oostende in July 2018, where he scored 31 goals in 102 appearances over three seasons. He joined Rangers on a free transfer in 2021.

Sakala was a member of the Zambia under-20 team that won the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations. He made his senior international debut in September 2017.


  • 1 Club career
    • 1.1 Early career
    • 1.2 Rangers
  • 2 International career
    • 2.1 Youth level
    • 2.2 Senior level
  • 3 Career statistics
    • 3.1 Club
    • 3.2 International
  • 4 Honours
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Sakala began his senior career in Zambia with Nchanga Rangers and Zanaco.[2] He helped Zanaco win the Zambia Super League in 2016.[3] In February 2017, he signed a three-year contract with Russian Premier League club FC Spartak Moscow,[4] after being invited for a trial at their training camp in Cyprus.[5] 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.[6]

On 9 July 2018, he signed a three-year contract with Belgian club KV Oostende.[7]


On 4 May 2021, with his Oostende contract due to expire in the summer, Sakala signed a pre-contract agreement with Scottish Premiership club Rangers on a four-year deal.[8] On 31 July, he made his official debut in a 3–0 win over Livingston in the league.[9] On 31 October, he scored his first hat-trick for Rangers in a 6–1 league victory over Motherwell.[10] On 4 October 2022, Sakala made his UEFA Champions League debut as a substitute in a 2–0 away loss against Liverpool.[11]

International career[edit]

Youth level[edit]

Sakala played youth international football for Zambia at under-20 and under-23 levels.[12] He featured for the Zambia under-20 team that won the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations,[13] scoring three goals at the tournament.[14] He also played for the under-20 team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring four goals in the tournament.[15] He scored seven goals in ten appearances in total at under-20 level.[12] Sakala played one game for the Zambia under-23 team,[12] against Nigeria at the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations.[16]

Senior level[edit]

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.[17][18]

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 8 January 2023[19]

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  • ^ Includes Belgian Cup, Scottish Cup
  • ^ Includes Scottish League Cup
  • ^ Appearances in Belgian UEFA Europa League play-offs
  • ^ Appearances in Belgian Europe play-offs
  • ^ Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, eleven appearances in UEFA Europa League
  • ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  • International[edit]

    As of match played 26 September 2022[20]

    Scores and results list Zambia’s goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Sakala goal.[20]



    • Zambia Super League: 2016[20]


    • Scottish Cup: 2021–22[21]
    • UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2021–22[22]

    Zambia U20

    • Africa U-20 Cup of Nations: 2017[19]
    • COSAFA U-20 Cup: 2016[23]


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  • ^ “Fashion returns from trials…looks set to spearhead Zanaco”. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ “Zanaco to face Rwandese side in CAF Champions League”. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ “Deal done!! Fashion to Spartak Moscow”. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ “Fashion Sakala impressing at Spartak Moscow”. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ “Fashion Sakala makes debut for Spartak Moscow”. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ “NIEUWE AANVALLER: FASHION JUNIOR SAKALA” (in Dutch). K.V. Oostende. 9 July 2018.
  • ^ Sked, Joel (4 May 2021). “Rangers confirm signing of pacey Fashion Sakala on four-year deal”. The Scotsman. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  • ^ “Aribo returns and Sakala makes Premiership debut in Rangers win over Livingston”. Goal. 31 July 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  • ^ “Motherwell 1-6 Rangers”. BBC Sport. 31 October 2021. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  • ^ “Liverpool 2-0 Rangers”. BBC Sport. 4 October 2022. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  • ^ a b c “F. Sakala’s matches”. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ “Hosts Zambia beat Senegal to win the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations”. BBC Sport. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ “Fashion Sakala U20 Africa Cup 2017 Zambia”. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ “Italy knock Zambia out of Under-20 World Cup”. BBC Sport. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ “Big Blow! : Fashion Sakala ruled of the U23 AFCON tournament”. 14 November 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ “2018 World Cup: Algeria beaten in Zambia as Ivory Coast win in Gabon”. BBC Sport. 2 September 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ “Kennedy Mweene encourages red-carded Fashion Sakala”. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ a b “F. Sakala”. Soccerway. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  • ^ a b c “Fashion Sakala”. National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  • ^ “Rangers 2-0 Hearts”. BBC Sport. 21 May 2022. Retrieved 21 May 2022.
  • ^ “Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers”. BBC Sport. 18 May 2022. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  • ^ “FULLTIME – COSAFA U20: South Africa 1 Zambia 2 – Final”. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  • External links[edit]

    • Fashion Sakala at Soccerway
    • Fashion Sakala at

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