Zambia defender Stopilla Sunzu is shooting failure in the face after winning Sochaux’s Player of the Month award for January.
In only his first month with the French Ligue 1 strugglers, the centre-half has endeared himself to the club’s style and fans. Stopilla, 24, beat Frenchman Sebastien Corchia and Ghana’s Jordan Ayew, who got second and third respectively.
Since being signed just last month from African club giants TP Mazembe, the Chipolopolo has played in all five competitive games, and capping it with a goal a the start of February which gave them the winner against Nantes.
Former Zambia coach Herve Renard signed the defender, having spent successful years with him on the continent.
“Stopilla Sunzu has been voted Best Player at FCSM for the month of January 2014. With 26.2 per cent of the votes, he is slightly ahead of Sebastien Corchia on 23.7 per cent while Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew completes the top three with 13.4 per cent of the votes. The Zambian has played in all FC Sochaux games since he joined the club during the winter transfer window,” a statement on Sochaux’s website read.
Sunzu, whose showing in the Nantes game earned him a place in the official Ligue 1 team of the week, will be given his award on February 15.