Some truely sensational penalties made for an exciting end to a memorious event for the Zambian’s, who won their first African Nations Cup crown over Ivory Coast, however it ended extremely sour for Gunners winger Gervinho who unfortunately missed his countries vital penalty that led to the 8-7 loss.
Nineteen years after a plane crash which killed 18 members of their squad in Libreville, Zambia made an emotional return to the Gabon capital to record the most famous victory in the country’s history.
A nervy 90 minutes ended all square at nil-all with the main highlight coming from the pace of Gervinho who was felled in the box after some quick ball work, however his compatriot Didier Drogba shot horribly over.
A penalty shootout ensured that provided an impressive fourteen penalties in a row that were netted, however Ex-Gunner Kolo Toure saw his effort saved by Kennedy Mweene.
Rainford Kalaba then fluffed his big moment by shooting over the bar, however there was another chance for Zambia when Gervinho missed and Sunzu slotted in.
Penalty shootout highlights (Gervinho’s penalty 16:00 mins):