Historic win for Zambia in African Cup

Updated: February 13, 2012, 12:17 PM ET
By Brent Latham | Special to ESPN.com

On a rainy afternoon in Libreville, Gabon, the Chipolopolo had some demons to exorcise. Playing just miles from the spot where what is generally considered Zambia's best soccer squad ever was lost in a plane crash almost 19 years ago, the Zambians won their first African Cup of Nations on Sunday night.

Their opponent, Ivory Coast, had its own issues to tackle, with the ghosts of the 2006 final -- a penalty-kick loss to host Egypt -- still haunting the Elephants. In that ...

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