Former England and Liverpool central midfielder Steven Gerrald has left Scottish champions Rangers fc to join premier league side, Aston villa on a 3- years contract.

Gerrald who joined Rangers as coach in 2018 and has won the premiership once has taken over from Dean Smith who was sacked last week following a poor streak of results recorded in five successive premier league matches.

While at Rangers, Gerrard signed Zambian rapid forward Fashion Sakala from Belgian club Kv Oostende during the last transfer window and described him as a “massive talent” who was going to help him achieve his project at the club.

Sakala went on to score five(5)goals in twelve (12) matches for Rangers and instantly won the English manager’s heart earning him a first eleven position in the team.

Sakala scored his first goal under Steven Gerrald against Spanish giants Real Madrid during a pre-season match which received massive accolades from accross the globe.

It arguably was the turning point for the 24-year Zambian who since that time has shown hunger to score goals every time he’s been on the pitch for Rangers.

While still under Gerrald Sakala also went on to score his first career club hatrick in the Scottish premiership and broke the record of the first Rangers FC player to reach the landmark since 2016.

It is a love story cut short for Gerrard and Sakala. Will this chemistry continue ?

Published by Calvin Kaumba Chikenge

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

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