CHIPOLOPOLO defender Stophilla Sunzu still nursing knee injury

Stopilla Sunzu
Stopilla Sunzu

CHIPOLOPOLO defender Stophilla Sunzu has revealed that he has not recovered from the knee injury that he suffered before last Sunday’s World cup qualifier against Lesotho.

Sunzu who played with a strapped knee struggled to show his usual self in the game and was guilty of missing a clearance header that let loose striker Litsepe Marabe that eventually culminated into goal keeper Kennedy Mweene being sent off for an out of the box challenge on the striker.

In an interview on the flight back home on Monday said his injury situation was actually aggravated further after playing on a synthetic surface at Setsoto stadium.

“Honestly, I have not recovered, I am not well, yes I felt a bit fine the past few days but playing on that artificial pitch made things very difficult, it actually aggravated the situation,” Sunzu said, adding, “anyway only God knows.”

On Zambia’s chances to qualify to the World cup, Sunzu said nothing would stop the former African Champions from advancing.

“What do you think will stop us?” Sunzu asked. “people think Ghana will automatically win in Sudan, Lesotho and beat us, it’s not possible, they will not automatically beat Sudan or even where we were playing in Lesotho it’s difficult, anything can happen in football, we have two home games which we must win, so we are  going to the World cup and  what will stop us ?” he said.

He continued: “And sometimes football it’s better to feel the pressure, we are very close in the standings and that puts Ghana also under pressure but we are first and they are second, and we must maintain that lead to the end, in football it’s not every time that you should always be happy, we will recover surely.”

Asked about his destination, Sunzu just laughed off and said, ‘on that let’s wait.’