Stoppila Sunzu shines on

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MUKWIMA CHILALA writes

ZAMBIAN players in various foreign leagues were in action over the weekend with Stoppila Sunzu’s French League 2 winning promotion with two games to spare.
According to FAZFootball.com ,the towering Sunzu put in a 90- minute shift as FC Metz defeated Valenciennes 3-0 at home.
Sunzu has been one the pillars of the FC Metz title chase and will be relishing another season among Europe’s elites when he returns to Ligue 1 next season.
Another Zambian campaigning in the French Ligue2 Emmanuel Banda was competing on the wrong end of the table with his relegation threatened AS Breziers winning 1-0 at home to Brest.
AS Breziers is stuck at second from the bottom and facing the prospects of relegation with two rounds of matches to play.
In Austria Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu added to their winners’ medals after helping Red Bull Salzburg lift another league title.
Red Bull retained the title, days after having won the Austrian Cup.
The 2017 African Young Player of the Year played 60 minutes while his compatriot Enock Mwepu was an unused substitute.
Fashion Sakala was in action for fourth placed KV Oostende as they lost 3-2 to AS Eupen in the Belgian Jupiler League. Sakala played the full match.
On the continent of Africa, it was a bad day for the TP Mazembe duo of Rainford Kalaba and Nathan Sinkala as they drew 0-0 with Esperance in the semifinals of the CAF Champions League to bow out 1-0 on aggregate. Kalaba played for 81 minutes while Sinkala played the full match.
In South Africa there was no joy for Gampani Lungu’s SuperSport United as they succumbed to a 3-1 loss to Maritzburg United.
Lungu was introduced in the 76th minute for Grobbler.
Leading top scorer Mwape Musonda’s Black Leopards scored a penalty as his side drew 1-all with Amazulu.
Elsewhere Justin Shonga played for 90 minutes as his side drew 2-2 with Cape Town. His compatriot Augustine Mulenga was on the substitutes bench.
Hard fackling Donashano Malama was on the score-sheet as his side defeated Salulani Phiri’s Polokwane City 3-1. Phiri was not in action.
And 2012 Africa Cup winning goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene was on the bench as Mamelodi Sundowns drew 0-0 with Wydad Casablanca in the semifinal of the CAF Champions League

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