Rangers fans have a new hero in Fashion Sakala but days on from the player’s emphatic Fir Park hattrick they – quite literally – cannot get the Zambian striker, or his chant, out of their heads.
The player’s catchy chant – based on Shakira track Waka Waka (this time for Africa) – has been reverberating around the heads of Gers fans everywhere all week long.
🎶 He comes from Zambia 🎶
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 1, 2021
The chant has got louder both in the stands and in our heads ever since Sakala’s hattrick in the 6-1 win over Motherwell.
Just in case you don’t know it – or need reminding – here’s the lyrics to the Fashion Sakala chant below:
Tsamina mina eh eh
Fashion Jnr eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
He comes from Zambia!
Rangers fans are delighted that the player has finally burst on the scene at Ibrox but plenty are demented by the catchy chant being stuck in their heads.
I don’t about anyone reading this, but the regularity with ”He comes from Zambia” is popping into my head since Sunday has been relentless.
I’m not the only one, as Rangers fans everywhere admit that the catchy song will not stop and that they are caught in a loop of singing it:
Constantly singing Fashion Jnr in ma heed min😂🇬🇧
— 🇬🇧Brian Scougall🇬🇧 (@ScougallBrian) November 1, 2021
The year is 2023. Waka Waka infiltrated the minds of earths inhabitants long ago. Coherent sentences no longer exist. Ehh ehh is the only form of communication these people know now.
— M (@_M72G) November 2, 2021
Trying to sleep tonight like pic.twitter.com/P8AFUleer8
— Rach (@Rachellexx13) November 1, 2021
— Heart & Hand Podcast (@ibroxrocks) November 2, 2021
Me all day –
Mumble Fashion Jnr eh eh
HE COMES FROM ZAMBIA!
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) November 1, 2021
sake Mr Rangers, I was just about getting rid of that song out my head for a couple of days
— Greig (@GreigC22) November 1, 2021
Just get it back in yer heads https://t.co/ZQ5zftXrfu
— Wade (@WavidDadeWADE) November 2, 2021
Retweeting this so it’s stuck in everyone else’s heads too https://t.co/AXrd8BqOsH
— kstew💜 (@heyitsk_stew) November 2, 2021
ON REPEAT 🇿🇲 https://t.co/Fr8FnMPzQI
— Greg Christie (@gregc87) November 2, 2021
2 nights in a row now struggling to sleep with this song in my head 🇿🇲 https://t.co/xGFXFbtDkK
— Brad (@bradscott811) November 2, 2021
This song has been living rent free in my head since Sunday haha 🔴⚪🔵 https://t.co/IgzBo4k1wJ
— Andy (@rfcrock) November 2, 2021
Och on ye go, let’s get this stuck in my head all day again today. 🇿🇲 https://t.co/oAkulHxr60
— EmpireFF (@EmpireFF) November 2, 2021
Tweet for the day shift.
Enjoy day 3 of it being stuck in your head 🤝 https://t.co/kIe9YFV6vc
— Broon brogues (@JamesCAMBO96) November 2, 2021
I’m never getting this song out my head 💙🇿🇲 https://t.co/kusIjMBy8s
— Aaron (@aaronmcclean_95) November 2, 2021
Fashion’s three-goal display against the Steelmen and his positive post-match interview have certainly endeared him to the Ibrox support.
The Gers faithful admire the striker’s bravery in his play and there’s a real feeling that his vibrant personality comes across in his playing style.
Fans will be hoping the striker can kick on from here and leave an impression on the side after a stuttering start to the latest campaign, at least in terms of collective team performances over 90 minutes.
But could the emergence of Sakala also light a fire under one key Rangers player yet to hit the heights of previous campaigns?