Zambia vs. Ivory Coast, 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Final: Another Sub For The Elephants

Maybe this is Zambia's night after all. There's been no pressure on them today, since everyone's been expecting a fairly routine win for the Ivory Coast, but they've given a great account of themselves so far in this final, caused their opposition problems on both ends of the pitch and have now emerged unscathed having given away a penalty. They managed to beat Ghana in the semifinals after the Black Stars missed a penalty that would have made it 1-0 - maybe the same will happen for them here after Didier Drogba's miss.

The Elephants try to make amends for blowing their best scoring chance of the match, but are kept at bay by Zambia's defending, which has been superb save for Isaac Chansa's crazy challenge on Gervinho. They've made another substitution as well, with Konan Ya coming on for Didier Zakora. His first action is to take a ball off the head of Drogba, who was open on a free kick. Yikes.

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