Zambia wins African Cup after penalty shootout
LIBREVILLE, Gabon – Zambia has won the African Cup of Nations, beating pre-tournament favorite Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in a dramatic final at Stade de l'Amitie.
Stophira Sunzu scored the deciding sudden-death penalty after Gervinho missed his kick for Ivory Coast.
Zambia earned its first African title in the same city where 18 Zambian internationals died in a plane crash in 1993 in the country's worst sporting disaster.
Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba missed a 70th-minute penalty.