Sunzu’s Dream Move to England On Hold, Reading Put Stop On £3m Bid on Him

READING’S £3million move for Stopilla Sonzu, 23, is on hold after he was picked for Zambia’s African Nations Cup squad.

Stopilla Sunzu’s move to Reading has been put in doubt after the centre-back was called up to Zambia’s African Cup of Nations squad.

The 23-year-old, who has previously had trials at Madejski Stadium, was expected to fly to England in January for a trial.

However, the TP Mazembe man’s international call-up means it is unlikely Royals will be able to have a good look at him during the coming window and will have to wait until later in the year.

Reading boss Brian McDermott told the Post: “Stoppy was here when he was a kid.

“It’s a possibility that we might have a look at him for a week. He’s a good lad.”

The defender plays for Congolese side TP Mazembe. He has been watched by Chelsea.

22 Responses to "Sunzu’s Dream Move to England On Hold, Reading Put Stop On £3m Bid on Him"

  1. Arsenal   December 27, 2012 at 9:40 am

    So where is the stopping of the STOPPY deal in this incomplete story???

  2. MOJO   December 27, 2012 at 10:16 am

    mulekeni acite ama trials then he comes back mu camp.

  3. To make the matress wet or sorry matters worse   December 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Tumfweko mwana grow up.your journalism needs much to be desired. 2 day sunzu is goin to Arsenal, 2 moro Reading. U remind me of a man with an erect ”serpent” who is failing to think properly bcoz alot of oxigenated blood has left his brain to thicken his serpent.

  4. umuchopo   December 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

    True read it on BBC football transfer news

  5. kasapo kelvin   December 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

    The young man risk missing out on this good opportunity. Why not let him attend trials for a week and then come back into camp. One bird in the hand is better than two in the bush!

  6. atase   December 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

    You people should not just condemn Tumfweko, you can as well check such on google.

  7. Mpangula Mputyu   December 27, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Namugala was heavily bonked by MUTATI. No wonder she supports Mutati to lead MMD.

    Mutati lost to Nevers, he was thumped. The best for Namugala is to resign if she so wishes.

    namugala, Mutati and other turncoats can sell MMD. They are not fit to lead MMD.

    Nevers u were voted for a 5 year Mandate. Re group MMD and rebrand it so that it can take up the rightful Mantle to lead Zambia again. Sata wants a user friendly MMD President whom he can manipulate. Some one with a case in court over bicycles who cannot talk. Ba Kaingu remain steadfast.Be the Pillar of MMD. Too many vultures and sellouts in MMD.

  8. common sense   December 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Iwe mputyu what the hell u smoking. This forum is talking soccer. Wake up. If your ka mind continues to operate in this manner even in 2013, u will die poor. Get a life.

    • ray-ray   December 28, 2012 at 5:21 am

      he is confused, he is using his 3210, so it can be confusing to which article you are replying to….olo ni fodya chabe hahaah

  9. Mumbi Kolobwe   December 27, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Sunzu is still young, the pounds will be waiting young man but do all you can to score that clincher again!!!

  10. M.K the original   December 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I salute the lad, let him put the national duties frist and then his personal interest second. We the soccer loving Zambians are fully supporting him and in all he does God will be with him as long as he puts the interest of the nation first. Go Sunzu go we are behind you.

  11. SANGO   December 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Let him just go to France

  12. SANGO   December 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    No wonder he fell sick yesterday.
    Now I know why but let’s support him
    In all ways

  13. xxx   December 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    for me reading is not even the best for him

  14. M.i.g   December 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    i know sunzu will do even better as we defend our cup such th@ CAF deligation will be put 2 shame 4 neglecting such talent

  15. Let Play Continue   December 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    This is acTually an old story. Its nonsens because Sunzu has always been in the national team. That’s why Reading want him in the first place

  16. GOOD OLD DAYS   December 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    If I were Sunzu, I would wait for a better team signing. Come on people, Reading! Better He stays at his current club.

  17. Ba medza   December 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    @mputyu kwena uli cipuba! What goes on in that ka head of yours? We are discussing football & u are bringing out ifima politics. Swine!!!!!!

  18. Mutototo 2   December 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Hard luck Sunzu hope you’ll be picked.

  19. S African   December 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Ba 2MFweko pantu muliBatulo elyo muli babuFi nshamyebe. Sunzu is signing 4 nimbeshiba nemwine

  20. bunyonyonso   December 27, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Leave the boy to explore the talent in Europe

  21. RASTAMAN   December 28, 2012 at 12:19 am

    @mpangula mputyu.kekekekekekeke hihihihi!!!