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Sunzu dreaming of Chelsea chance

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Sunzu wants to play for Chelsea. (©GettyImages)
Sunzu wants to play for Chelsea. (©GettyImages).

Zambian international defender Stoppila Sunzu has set his sights on a dream move to Chelsea after helping his country claim a famous African Cup of Nations victory.

The versatile 22-year-old scored the winning penalty in the final shoot-out against Ivory Coast, further adding to his reputation after keeping the Elephants at bay for 120 minutes.

Currently plying his trade for TP Mazembe in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sunzu enjoyed trials at Reading back in 2007, but failed to receive a work permit after impressing at the Madjeski Stadium.

Instead, the 29-cap international spent a season with Chateauroux in France before returning to Africa. He’s set his sight on a return to Europe though, with the English Premier League at the top of his list.

"I played for (French club) Chateauroux in the 2008-09 season and I would love to come back to Europe," Sunzu told Romanian media sources.

"I have a dream to play in England as I prefer Chelsea and Bolton Wanderers."

Whether Didier Drogba would welcome Sunzu’s arrival at Stamford Bridge remains up for debate though, after the defender took credit for keeping the Ivorian quiet throughout last Sunday’s final.

He even branded the veteran ‘invisible’, and believes his own success is built around a belief in himself and not being afraid of ‘big name’ players.

"Drogba was almost invisible, it was very easy for me. have no secret, I’m not afraid of any player or team regardless of names," added Sunzu.

"I was very confident throughout the match. I was focused and it helped me to convert the last penalty."

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