Zambia won their first African Cup of Nations title as Ivory Coast lost a penalty shoot-out for the second time in recent history, after Didier Drogba missed a spot-kick in normal time. After a goalless draw in Libreville – during which Drogba cannoned over from 12 yards – Stophira Sunzu netted the winning penalty in
Two goals from Cheick Diabate gave Mali a comfortable 2-0 win over 10-man Ghana in the African Cup of Nations third-place play-off in Malabo. The rangy Bordeaux striker showed a poacher’s instinct to finish from close range in each half, with Ghana up against it after Isaac Vorsah was dismissed just after the hour mark.
Ivory Coast will meet Zambia in the African Cup of Nations final on Sunday after a fine solo effort from Gervinho helped them to a 1-0 win over Mali in Libreville. The Arsenal forward settled the semi-final moments before half-time as he carried the ball from his own half before curling a low effort beyond
Ghana paid the penalty as Asamoah Gyan saw a spot kick saved before Zambia scored with their only attack of the second half in a surprise 1-0 win in their African Cup of Nations semi-final in a sodden Bata. Zambia substitute Emmanuel Mayuka completed a smash-and-grab victory for the underdogs as he tucked the ball
Ghana are through to the semi finals of the African Cup of Nations after creeping past Tunisia 2-1 in extra time after a bad-tempered match at the Stade de Franceville. It was a tight and often cynical match, and the winning goal came courtesy of an awful error from Tunisia goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi, spilling the
Mali eliminated African Nations Cup co-hosts Gabon 5-4 penalties in their quarter-final after the two sides had played out a 1-1 draw in Libreville. Seydou Keita scored the decisive kick after Gabon’s talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his effort saved, the only player to fail in the nail-biting shootout. The shock loss for Gabon, who were
Zambia reached the last four of the African Cup of Nations for the first time since 1996 with a comfortable 3-0 quarter-final win against Sudan in Bata. Stophira Sunzu put the Zambians into a first-half lead before a rash Saideldin Ali Idris Farah challenge on the game’s stand-out player Rainford Kalaba in the box earned
Ivory Coast made it through to the last four of the African Cup of Nations following a comfortable 3-0 victory over co-hosts Equatorial Guinea in Malabo. Didier Drogba missed a penalty before capitalising on a Rui Da Gracia mistake to break and put the Elephants into the lead ten minutes before the interval. The Chelsea