Zambia has some talented fellows when it comes to football. The football scene is celebrated and some of the most celebrated sportsmen come from Zambia. One name that has brought a lot of pride to Zambia in the field of football is Kalusha Bwalya who was once nominated for the 1996 Fifa World player of the year award. Joseph Musonda has also managed to wave the flag of Zambia up high by being a top achiever internationally in the game most loved all around the world. Here are Zambia’s finest soccer players as well as the wealthiest
10. STOPPILA SUNZU
Stoppila Sunzu (born 22 June 1989), also known as Stophira Sunzu, is a Zambian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Arsenal Tula. He scored the winning penalty kick for Zambia in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Final. He began his career with Afrisports of Kitwe. He was discovered at a U-16 tournament in Chambeshi, Zambia and he was referred to Afrisports.
He then joined Konkola Blades under a loan arrangement. After representing Zambia at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the 19-year-old was invited for trials at the English side Reading. The Championship side was keen on securing him on a longer deal but due to work permit problems the move did not materialize. He signed a loan contract for Châteauroux in September 2008 and after the end of the season on 30 June 2009 returned to Zanaco FC.
In 2010, Sunzu transferred to TP Mazembe of Democratic Republic of Congo. With Mazembe, he won domestic titles as well as the 2010 CAF Champions League. He is the First Zambian to feature at the World club cup although he was sent off in the club’s opening game. In November 2012, he was shortlisted for the 2012 Africa-based Player of the Year award.