13 Feb 2012

Zambia wins Africa Cup of Nations

11:42 am on 13 February 2012

Zambia have won the African Nations Cup football title for the first time, beating highly fancied Ivory Coast 8-7 in a penalty shootout.

It was the first Nations Cup triumph for the Zambians after two previous final defeats.

Ivory Coast might have won the game inside 90 minutes but captain Didier Drogba skied a 70th-minute penalty well wide.

Zambia outplayed their opponents for large parts of the game to complete a sensational tournament which they had started as rank outsiders.