Steven Gerrard explains Fashion Sakala’s absence in pre-season training

Zambian international striker Fashion Sakala is yet to train with his new team Rangers FC since he arrived in scotland last month.

Sakala signed a pre-contract with Rangers as a free agent from Belgian club Kv Oostende where he netted 14 league goals in the just ended season.

However, Rangers coach Steven Gerrard as quoted by said there are some passport and covid-19 issues that need to be delt with before he joins the team’s training and promised that Sakala will join in the next few days.

“We’ve got some passport and Covid-19 issues to get through first but he’s very excited to join us as well.

“We need to add to it, so we’re actively working hard to bring some good players in alongside the recruitment already done in Jack [Simpson], Scott (Wright), Nnamdi [Ofoborh] and Fashion Sakala will join us in the coming days.” He said.

Gerrard is also optimistic that sakala will contribute to the making his team be more dynamic and quicker.

“The recruitment system doesn’t stop. We’ve got Jack Simpson and Scott Wright and getting Fashion Sakala done and dusted is helpful for me because they will be here from the first day of pre-season, and having Scott and Jack in earlier, you can see they’re already starting to settle,” Gerrard said.

“Fashion Sakala is coming in after a productive season in Belgium. He will make us a lot quicker, a lot more dynamic, and gives the squad a lot more pace in the forward areas, so I’m really excited to work with him. There’s potential there on a big scale.

Rangers FC players training in Liverpool over the weekend.

“And there’s other areas of the team and squad where we’re actively working towards strengthening and come to the Champions League qualifiers, whether it’s the third round or the fourth, we’ll have a team and a squad ready to go and give it our best shot.” he concluded.

Rangers have lined up a number of pre-season friendlies against Blackpool, Arsenal , Brighton & Home Albion as well as Real Madrid and Zambian fans will be hoping to see their rapid forward in the blue shirt on t

Published by Calvin Kaumba Chikenge

I am a journalist. passionate about culture , sports and developmental story writing.

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