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Stopilla Sunzu resigns as Chipolopolo captain

Sports Stopilla Sunzu resigns as Chipolopolo captain

Midfield wizard Rainford Kalaba has been named new Chipolopolo captain.

Kalaba takes over the arm band from defender Stopilla Sunzu who has relinquished the role.

FAZ spokesperson Nkweto Tembwe confirmed on Saturday that Sunzu has voluntarily relinquished the arm band.

“Chipolopolo midfield genius Rainford Kalaba is the new captain of the team.

“Kalaba has taken over from Stopilla Sunzu who has voluntarily relinquished the arm band saying he wants to concentrate on core responsibility as a defender for the team,” Tembwe said.

Midfielder Nathan Sinkala remains Chipolopolo Vice captain.

Zambia is currently in South Africa prepairing for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations that starts on January 17 in Equatorial Guinea.


  1. Sunzu and Kalaba have one thing in common.both can’t speak good english.no wonder they just play in teams of retirees despite them being highly talented.Sunzu is just avoiding interviews that comes with captainship especially chizungu.

    • You might be right, but is he not honest with himself and what’s wrong with that?………And I think that’s the way of humility, unlike taking the way of pride which is the maxim of the world. Sometimes we need to appreciate the efforts by others to make things right….let him defend for our team, and let him not be the captain, because that’s what he said.

    • The the blame shud be to the media and us the fans who want him to jst speak English. FAZ shud employ interpreters coz its a well known practice everywhere. Big names like messi, Ronaldo, falco and suraz had to continue with their language while they scored goals

  2. Language should not be an issue when other footballers in Europe and other parts of the world give interviews in their native languages. Why couldn’t we do the same in, say, Lozi or Lunda?

  3. This is about leadership quality not interview. The person to be interviewed is the goal scorer, or a player who played well ie man of the match at the end of the game.

    • @kingi…..
      …..how about the pre-match interviews…??…radio/television invitations….the coach usually goes with the team captain for such interviews……..language barrier is the most likely reason as long as we are not told otherwise…..Kalaba is in the boot only that he is a better devil of the two…..by the way, where is Mweene the goal minder…??…he would suit the captaincy..

  4. With this change,there should be much talk to it,reason given by Sunzu leaves much to be desired. let’s hope it will enhance team spirit at such a crucial time.

  5. Ganja farmer, lol u r crazy for sure.

    Anyway, sunzu has become a useless defender of late. The worst thing now finding himself playing in a Chinese league sure.

    • @mau….
      ……its a well known FACT that soccer players somehow degrade when they just marry…..and some pick up after a while….examples are there….Rooney, C Ronaldo, Messi etc..historically and scientifically proved….

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