ROMANIA glamour side, Dinamo Bucuresti are after the services of four Chipolopolo players, among them defender-cum-midfielder Stoppila Sunzu.
Sunzu was the scorer of Zambia’s winning penalty in the 8-7 win against Ivory Coast at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final in Gabon on February 12.
Other players being courted by Dinamo, aka ‘The Red Dogs’, are Sunzu’s TP Mazembe team mates, midfield maestro Rainford Kalaba and defender Hichani Himoonde and Nyambe Mulenga of MTN Premier League side, Zesco United.The 18-time Romania premiership winners, who are coached by former Chipolopolo trainer Italian Dario Bonetti, are trying to strengthen their team to recapture the league title after finishing fifth last season.
According to Romania publication Gazeta Sporturilor, Sunzu is eager to join Dinamo saying the Bucharest-based team would be a springboard for him to re-launch his career in Europe after a one season stint at France Ligue 2 side LB Chateauroux in 2008.
Sunzu told Gazeta Sporturilor that he was looking forward to working with Bonetti who he described as having contributed to Chipolopolo’s success at the Orange 2012 Africa Cup after qualifying the team to the tournament co-hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
“It is true that we want Dinamo. I spoke with club representatives in Romania, both I and my colleagues,” said the 23-year-old Ndola born Sunzu.
“My dream is to play in the Premier League with Chelsea. Dinamo could be an excellent springboard,” he added.
He said once Mazembe agrees with the terms at Dinamo was advancing, he would then be on his way out of the Lubumbashi-based side he joined in 2009 shortly after returning to Zambia from LB Chateauroux where his stay was curtailed by injury.
“We want a new collaboration with Dario Bonetti; he is a very good coach. He made a decisive contribution in winning the African Cup, even if he was not on the bench and not at the tournament,” he said.
Sunzu, a revelation from Zambia’s Canada 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup squad, shot to stardom at the Orange 2012 AFCON tournament when he annihilated seasoned strikers like Ivory Coast skipper Didier Drogba, Ghana topman Asamoah Gyan and Demba Ba of Senegal.