Zambia win Africa Cup of Nations

By AFP
Zambia's Rainford Kalaba controls the ball during the Africa Cup of Nations final.  By Franck Fife (AFP)
Zambia's Rainford Kalaba controls the ball during the Africa Cup of Nations final. By Franck Fife (AFP)

LIBREVILLE (AFP) - Zambia defeated Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties to win the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations final after a 0-0 draw following extra time on Sunday.

Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba wasted a great chance to break the deadlock on 70 minutes when he blazed a spot kick over and Zambia skipper Christopher Katongo was foiled by the woodwork in the first period of extra time.

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