Zambia vs. Ivory Coast, 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Final: Sinkala Misses Opportunity For Zambia

Zambia haven't been able to do much against the Ivory Coast's defence in open play, but they've come rather close to scoring on several set pieces, with Nathan Sinkala nearly scoring from a corner in the first minute and then Rainford Kalaba seeing an excellent free kick deflected just wide. They make it three great chances from set pieces in the 37th minute, with another corner causing trouble - Sinkala is inexplicably unmarked on the penalty spot, and Kabala's delivery drops right on top of him. Unfortunately for Zambia, Sinkala completely misses the ball. That's another prime chance wasted, and Boubacar Barry's unscored-upon record continues.

At the other end of the pitch, there's an amusing little exchange between goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene and Didier Drogba after Mweene nearly carries the ball out of his own box. He just about manages to keep it in and the captain's protests for an intentional handball call are accompanied by a big grin.

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