Saudi Arabian based Zambian striker Fashion Sakala has donated 500 bags of mealie meal to his home village of Kawele.
“A community that made me, Kawele Village is deeply impacted by the harsh realities of climate change,” he wrote on social media.
Unlike many Zambian footballers who hail from the line of rail the 26 year old forward was born and raised in Kawele village in the Eastern part of Zambia.
He was discovered via the Airtel Rising Star talent search program and was drafted into the Zambia U17 and U20.
1998 Zambian Super League Champions Nchanga Rangers signed him and after a few seasons in Chingola, he joined then top side Zanaco.
“Devastating the livelihoods of hardworking farmers and their Agriculture leaving many families struggling, without enough food.
“In reflection, I can’t help but to look back where I come from and thank God for blessing me with the ability to lend a helping hand.
“Today I’m thrilled to share that I have successfully donated 500 bags of Mealie Meal to our village.
“This donation aims to alleviate the suffering caused by climate change, which has severely impacted our community’s hard work in farming and agriculture.
“My heart is filled with gratitude, knowing that I can be of help in bringing hope to the community that raised me. Together, let’s continue spreading love and support, making a positive impact.
Following an impressive showing at the 2016 Cosafa U20, Sakala joined Spartak Moscow in Russia.
He then switched to Belgium side Oostende before Steven Gerard signed him at Scottish side Rangers.
Six months ago he trekked to the Saudi Arabian Pro League and joined Al Fayha