Zambia finally won the 2012 African Cup tournament after beating Ivory Coast in the final match on this Monday. The victory was achieved through a penalty shoot-out kick after the two football teams was only able to play a draw 0-0 without a goal, within 90 minutes of the match and extra-time. Zambia advantage in penalty shoot-out was by a score of 8-7.

Failure of Ivory Coast in the final match as their two penalty kick executor Kolu Touere and Gervinho are failed to score a goal. While the team of Zambia, only Rainford Kalaba who failed to score.

Penalty shoot-out is also up to the stage of sudden death due to the fifth penalty kick executor duties there has been no winner of one of the team. Failure of the Ivory Coast beginning in the eighth penalty kick taker conducted by Kolo Toure and the ninth kick by Gervinho. Meanwhile, Zambia confirm themselves as champions after Stophira Sunzu successfully scored the goal against Ivory Coast in that penalty shoot-out.

At 90 minutes of normal time the match, the Ivory Coast is actually a lot more control of the match despite struggling a lot more ball in midfield. Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is a mainstay in the Ivory Coast forward line but not much to threaten the opponent's goal. Drogba was sent a beautiful through pass to Gervinho, but have not been able to be maximized to be a goal. Opportunities in the 36th minute it can still be countered by Zambia defender, Sunzu. One thing is very tragic is Didier Drogba failed to score to ensure his team's victory when he got a golden opportunity through white point penalty kick at minute 70.

At this 2012 African Cup is a lot of parties who did not think that Zambia will be able to penetrate the final round. However, Zambia soccer team proved that they are ready to be a dark horse in this tournament with plenty of surprises. Though the Zambia football team entered African Cup is not something new. Because at 15 times the prestigious tournament was held on the African continent, Zambia had reached the final twice.

Data of penalty shoot out kick Zambia vs Ivory Coast in 2012 African Cup:
1st kick:
Cheikh Tiote (Ivory Coast): goal
Christopher Katongo (Zambia): goal
2nd kick:
Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast): goal
Emmanuel Mayuka (Zambia): goal
3rd kick:
Sol Bamba (Ivory Coast): goal
Isaac Chansa (Zambia): goal
4th kick:
Max-Alain Gradel (Ivory Coast): goal
Felix Katongo (Zambia): goal
5th kick:
Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast): goal
Kennedy Mweene (Zambia): goal
6th kick:
Siaka Tiene (Ivory Coast): goal
Nathan Sinkala (Zambia): goal
7th kick:
Didier Ya Konan (Ivory Coast): goal
Chisamba Lungu (Zambia): goal
8th kick:
Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast): failed
Rainford Kalaba (Zambia): failed
9th kick:
Gervinho (Ivory Coast): failed
Stophira Sunzu (Zambia): goal

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