Zambia vs. Ivory Coast, 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Final: Joseph Musonda Forced Off With Injury

The Ivory Coast have at least partially recovered from their early scare at the hands of Nathan Sinkala and are on the offensive, causing Zambia problems in the early stages. Salomon Kalou came rather close to slipping Arsenal's Gervinho in only to be thwarted by Zambia's aging left-back Joseph Musonda. Unfortunately, Musonda managed to catch his own leg under his body in making the challenge, and he's clearly struggling with what looks like an ankle injury.

It looked as though he'd be able to push through it, but it became apparent shortly afterwards that that wasn't going to happen, and the distraught 34-year-old has now been forced off the pitch, with Nyambe Mulenga replacing him. That's a really unfortunate injury for Musonda - he's probably not going to get another major tournament, and he knows it. Didier Drogba attempted to console the fullback, but that's not enough to stop the tears flowing on the bench. Awful timing.

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