Defender arrives for four days
Defender Stoppila Sunzu has arrived in Reading for a four-day training stay with the club.
Central defender Sunzu, 23, has been given permission by Zambia and his club TP Mazembe to temporarily leave his country’s African Cup of Nations squad, in order to train with the Royals and be assessed by our coaching staff.
Stoppila will rejoin the Zambia squad later this week, ahead of their first Cup of Nations game against Ethiopia on Monday.
The 23-year-old plays for TP Mazembe in DR Congo, but is well known to Brian McDermott after being at Reading FC in his teenage years and this training spell gives us a chance to reacquaint ourselves for four days.