Sunday, February 12, 2012

Delight for Super Zambia!

Zambia's sensational African Cup of Nations has just ended with emotional glory when they defeated the huge favourites Côte d'Ivoire in an intense final in Libreville! Like everyone in the stadium (except the Ivorians), I also got carried away by the glorious spirit, fight, and the memory of the 1994 team that died in Gabon. I really wanted to see Zambia win, and was tense throughout the nailbiting penalty shootout that took them to a seventh penalty!
Be sure to see some of these great players in the Europeans league soon!
The Ivorians went through the tournament without conceding a goal, but at the same time, three of their greatest players did not step up when it counted; Drogba missed a penalty during the match, and the misses in the shootout were by other stars, Kolo Touré and Gervinho.
The disappointment of the Ivorians must be enormous, as this represents another disappointment for a team with everpresent expectations.
It has been a truly great African Cup of nations, and Zambia's triumph makes it all the more memorable.
Glorious Zambia, and I wish I were in Lusaka now!

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