Sunzu still injured

THE 2012 AfCON winning defender Stophilla Sunzu is still nursing his hamstring injury at the French side Sochaux FC.

And Chipolopolo Boys will on January 4, play the Bafana Bafana in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Football Association of Zambia commuincations manager Nkweto Tembwe confirmed that the game was part of a series of matches that Football House had lined up for the Chipolopolo, who are participating in the 30th edition of the Africa cup finals to be held in Equatorial Guinea.

He however said Sunzu’s fitness is still questionable after missing a match on Friday when his side Sochaux defeated Chamois-Niortais (1-0) in the France league 2 championship due to an injury.

Chipolopolo’s skipper, missed the national team’s last two AfCON qualifing matches when  the Boys faced Mozambique in Maputo and hosted Cape Verde a week later in Ndola at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium.

Sunzu’s absence has sent shiver’s in the national team coach Honor Janza who admitted that he was worried about the captain’s injury.

Janza summoned 24 local players last week whom he ordered to report for camp today (Sunday) and a week later Chipolopolo are expected to report for camp including Sunzu.

Sochaux medical team confirmed Sunzu’s harmstring injury last month and refused to release him for national duties despite being summoned.

National team doctor Joseph Kabungo accused the Sochaux of blocking Sunzu from reporting for national duty.

Kabungo said he did not understand why Sochaux was still holding on to Sunzu despite reporting that he had a hamstring injury.

He said if Sunzu had an injury as reported by Sochaux medical team, the team should have released him in order to be assessed in Zambia.