Zambia vs. Ivory Coast, 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Final: Mayuka Wastes Chance

Oh dear. That was Zambia's golden opportunity to spring the upset. One on one against Jean-Jacques Gosso, Zambia ace Emmanuel Mayuka absolutely skins the Ivory Coast right back, opening up acres of space in front of him. The tournament's joint-leading scorer pushes his way towards the byline, and with just Sol Bamba get pass fires a cross... straight into the centre back. Not the young striker's finest moment, that.

Chrisamba Lungu attempts to make up for that blown chance with a rather speculative 40-yard effort that was still closer to the goal than Didier Drogba's missed spot kick a few minutes ago, but you get the feeling at this point that the match will go to extra time. For the Ivorians' sake, let's hope it doesn't go to penalties, because I don't think anyone wants to relive the one they've already taken. It's 0-0 in Libreville with about five minutes until full time.

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