Rangers fans have been blown away by incredible comments made by Fashion Sakala ahead of his summer move to Ibrox.
The Gers announced a pre-contract deal for Sakala earlier this month and he has already played his last match for KV Oostende, with their season finishing last weekend.
The pacy attacker started his career in his native Zambia before joining KVO in 2018 following a season with Spartak Moscow Reserves.
In clips from a new Studio Ken interview posted on social media on Thursday, the Ibrox-bound player discusses his childhood, signing for Rangers and how he sees himself.
“Honestly, I came from a very poor family,” said Sakala. “I came from a very poor family and it was very difficult for us to survive. For us to survive, I was the one killing animals in the bush – I was the hunter.”
“Yeah, it was such an amazing feeling,” he added after being asked about signing his Ibrox deal. “After Steven Gerrard talked to me, I believed that this was the right time for me to make a move to Rangers.”
“I will never consider myself as a rich person. What I want in my life is not to celebrate my riches, it’s to celebrate the great personality that I have towards people.”
He shares his remarkable journey – at age of 10, he was a hunter providing for his family, could go 3 days without a meal, had no shoes.
— Kennedy Gondwe (@KennedyGondwe) May 27, 2021
Rangers supporters were extremely impressed by the excerpts from the interview and raved about Sakala’s humility, predicting that he will give his all for and thrive at Rangers.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Just know he'll run thru fire for gerrard. Humble guy.
— Ryan Walker (@Ryan59226753) May 27, 2021
I actually the love the way he talks, incredibly polite and likeable, can’t wait to see him in action for us
— Saucy Glen (@gemma38821090) May 27, 2021
Love this lad already
— Glasgow Rivers Champions 🇵🇸 (@RTVWOW) May 27, 2021
He`s very grounded and super respectful, what a great kid and footballing prospect to bring to the club
— bluebear73 (@bluebear731) May 28, 2021
He looked absolutely buzzing when they asked him about rangers, he’s gonna give 110% every game, you can tell that already.
— Nick (@Nicktheprick187) May 28, 2021
Such a humble young man. A real breath of fresh air. My initial thoughts are that @fashionjr10 will ignite Scottish Football.
— Steven (@bod_1970) May 27, 2021
If ever I wanted a player to do well.
— John Welsh (@Welsh18John) May 27, 2021
I can see why he would pass the “right character” part of the rangers profiling section of the tick list.
What an amiable, honest, humble, nice guy he comes across as.
Loving him already.
— SparkyRFC (@rfc_sparky) May 27, 2021
Sakala scored 16 goals and notched five assists for KV Oostende from 34 appearances in all competitions during the 2020/21 season.