26 Feb 2011

Dominant Tunisia end trophy drought

12:52 pm on 26 February 2011

The Tunisian football team has won the African Nations Championship, ending a seven-year trophy drought by outclassing Angola 3-0 in Sudan.

It was the first Pan-African success for the small country sandwiched between Algeria and crisis-torn Libya since they hosted and won the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations.

Tunisia coach Sami Trabelsi dedicated the triumph to his countrymen who toppled dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali last month and forced him to flee his homeland for Saudi Arabia after 25 years in charge.

The Cup of Nations is open to all African footballers while the Nations Championship is restricted to those based at home.