The African Cup Of Nations tournament was hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea from January 21st to the 12th of February. Teh African Cup Of Nations tournament always brings with it some exciting football and colorful fans. After all the group stages it was up to the Ivory Coast, with all it’s European based players, to take on outsiders Zambia. After 120 minutes of regular play and a score of 7-7 in the penalty shoot out it was up to Zambian player Sunzu to score the winning goal and give Zambia it’s first ever African Cup Of Nations title. It was an emotional win, not just becasue it was their first major trophy, but also because it was won in the town of Libreville. In 1993 a plane carrying the Zambia national football team crashed in Libreville killing al 30 passengers on board and effectively leaving Zambia without a national football team. Well done Chipolopolos and we hope to see you at the 2014 World Cup. [58 photos total]

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Fousseny Kamissoko of Equatorial Guinea (R) challenges Guirane N'Daw of Senegal during their African Nations Cup Group A soccer match at Estadio de Bata Bata Stadium, in Bata January 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Zambia's Davies Nkausu (L) challenges Libya's Djamal Mahamat during their African Nations Cup Group A soccer match at Estadio de Bata Bata Stadium in Bata January 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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A Niger soccer fan cheers during their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Gabon at the Stade De L'Amiti Stadium in Libreville January 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Niger's players pray before their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Tunisia at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville, Gabon, January 27, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Gabon's Bruno Zita (13) celebrates his goal against Morocco with teammates during their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville January 27, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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A Senegal fan who painted his head with the colours of the country's flag watches a soccer match against Equatorial Guinea during their African Cup of Nations Group A soccer match at Estadio de Bata Bata Stadium, in Bata January 25, 2012 (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Mali's Berthe Osman (R) challenges Pantsil John (L)of Ghana during their African Cup of Nations Group D soccer match in FranceVille Stadium January 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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Dembe Ndiaye (L) of Senegal challenges Mohamed Esnani of Libya during their African Nations Cup Group A soccer match at Estadio de Bata Bata Stadium, in Bata January 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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A Senegal fan who painted her face with the colours of the country's flag watches the team's African Cup of Nations Group A soccer match against Libya at Estadio de Bata in Bata January 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Mudather Eltaib Ibrahim (top) of Sudan celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against Burkina Faso during their African Nations Cup Group B soccer match at Estadio de Bata Bata Stadium, in Bata January 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Niger's Ouwo Moussa Maazou (2) tackles by Morocco's Houssine Kharja (13) during their final African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville, Gabon January 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Gabon's players celebrates after Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored during their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Tunisia at Franceville stadium in Gabon January 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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Niger's Karim Lancina reacts after missing a goal during their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Morocco at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville, Gabon January 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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A Niger soccer fan attends their match against Morocco during their final African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville, Gabon January 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Tunisia's goalkeeper Rami Djridi (R) makes a save against Roguy Meye (L) of Gabon during their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match at Franceville stadium in Gabon January 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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A Mali soccer fan cheers his team on before their final African Cup of Nations Group D soccer match against Botswana at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville, Gabon February 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Mali's Modibo Maiga reacts after being fouled during their final African Cup of Nations Group D soccer match against Botswana at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville February 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Nathan Sinkala of Zambia (R) fights for the ball with Amer Kamal of Sudan during their African Nations Cup quarter-final soccer match at Estadio de Bata Bata Stadium, in Bata February 4, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Ivory Coast players celebrate after scoring against Equatorial Guinea during their quarter-final match at the African Nations Cup soccer tournament in Malabo February 4, 2012. (REUTERS/Luc Gnago) #
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A Mali supporter adjusts his outfit as he arrives for their quarter-final match of the 2012 African Cup of Nations football tournament against Gabon at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville, February 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Mali's Adama Tamboura (R) fights for the ball with Gabon's Eric Mouloungui during their African Cup of Nations quarter-final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville, February 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Mali's Seydou Keita prepares to take his kick in the penalty shootout during their African Cup of Nations quarter-final soccer match against Gabon at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville, February 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Gabon's players stand together during the penalty shootout in their African Cup of Nations quarter-final soccer match against Mali at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville, February 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Ghana's John Mensah celebrates his goal during their African Nations Cup quarter-final soccer match against Tunisia at Franceville stadium February 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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Ghana's Andre Morgan Ayew reacts during their African Nations Cup quarter-final soccer match against Tunisia at Franceville stadium February 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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Tunisia's Anis Bousaidi (L) is challenged by Ghana's Alhassan Masahudu during their African Nations Cup quarter-final soccer match at Franceville stadium February 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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Ghana's Andre Ayew (L) celebrates his goal as Tunisia goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi reacts during their African Nations Cup quarter-final soccer match at Franceville stadium February 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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Zambia's soccer players observe a minute of silence for victims of last Wednesday's soccer violence at Port Said stadium in Egypt, where 74 people were killed when supporters clashed at a soccer match, before the start of their African Nations Cup semi-final soccer match against Ghana at Estadio de Bata Bata Stadium in Bata February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Zambia's goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene catches the penalty shot by Ghana's Asamoah Gyan during their African Nations Cup semi-final soccer match at Estadio de Bata Bata Stadium in Bata February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Emmanuel Mayuka of Zambia celebrates after scoring a goal against Ghana during their African Nations Cup semi-final soccer match at Estadio de Bata Bata Stadium in Bata February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Zambia's captain Christopher Katongo (L) celebrates with his teammates after winning against Ghana during their African Nations Cup semi-final soccer match at Estadio de Bata Bata Stadium in Bata February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Ghana's goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey reacts after losing their African Nations Cup semi-final soccer match against Zambia at Estadio de Bata Bata Stadium in Bata February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Fans of Mali's soccer team cheer during during their African Nations Cup semi-final soccer match against Ivory Coast at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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Ivory Coast 's Gervinho (10) celebrates his goal with teammate Salomon Kalou during their African Nations Cup semi-final soccer match against Mali at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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André Ayew (C) of Ghana fights for the ball with Isaac Chansa (R) and Stophira Sunzu of Zambia during their African Nations Cup semi-final soccer match at Estadio de Bata Bata Stadium in Bata February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba (orange) jumps over Mali's goalkeeper Drissa Diakite during their African Nations Cup semi-final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Ivory Coast's Gosso Jean-Jacques Gosso celebrates after they won during their African Nations Cup semi-final soccer match against Mali at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba celebrates after they won their African Nations Cup semi-final soccer match against Mali at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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Sulley Ali Muntari (L) of Ghana fights for the ball with Ousmane Coulibaly of Mali during their third-place match at the African Nations Cup tournament in Malabo February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Luc Gnago) #
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Entertainers carry drums with the flags of the different African countries during a performance before the final match of the 2012 African Cup of Nations between Ivory Coast and Zambia at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville, February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Ivory Coast's Didier Zokora challenges Christopher Katongo of Zambia during their African Nations Cup final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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An Ivorian fan cheers for his team as he watches a telecast of their African Nations Cup final soccer match against Zambia, in Palmeraire, Abidjan February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon) #
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Ivory Coast's Dider Drogba (R) challenges Davies Nkausu of Zambia during their African Nations Cup final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Zambia's goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene watches the ball as Ivory Coast's Dider Drogba misses his penalty during their African Nations Cup final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Zambia's goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene (L) reacts after Ivory Coast's Dider Drogba missed his penalty during their African Nations Cup final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Ivory Coast's captain Didier Drogba is consoled by teammate Yaya Toure after missing a penalty during their African Nations Cup final soccer match against Zambia at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville, February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Ivory Coast's Gervinho (C) is fouled by Nyambe Mulenga (R) and Isaac Chansa for a penalty during their African Nations Cup final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Zambia's goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene (L) saves a shot by Ivory Coast's Gervinho during their African Nations Cup final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Members of Ivory Coast's national team pray during the penalty shoot-out at the 2012 African Cup of Nations tournament final match against Zambia at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville, February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Zambia's goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene saves the winning penalty kick by Ivory Coast's defender Kolo Toure to win the 2012 African Cup of Nations tournament at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville, February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Ivory Coast's goalkepeer Boubacar Barry reacts after they were beaten by Zambia during their African Nations Cup final at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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Zamiba's Stoppila Sunzu celebrate victory in their African Nations Cup final soccer match against Ivory Coast at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #
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Ivory Coast's Gervais Yao Kouassi misses a penalty-kick during the 2012 African Cup of Nations football tournament final against Zambia at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville February 12, 2012. At left is Zambia's goalkeeper is Kennedy Mweene. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Ivory Coast's Gervinho reacts after his team lost their African Nations Cup final soccer match against Zambia at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Zambia's players celebrate their victory against Ivory Coast in their African Nations Cup final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Ivory Coast's players react after losing their African Nations Cup final soccer match to Zambia at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Zambia's captain Christopher Katongo with the trophy celebrates after winning the 2012 African Cup of Nations tournament's final match against Ivory Coast at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville, February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Zambia players celebrate after their victory at the African Nations Cup final soccer match against Ivory Coast at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville February 12, 2012. The banner is seen held up for victims of the Zambian Air Force Buffalo DHC-5D plane crash. The plane that was carrying Zambia's national football team crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 500 metres offshore from Libreville on April 27, 1993, killing all 25 passengers and five crew members. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #

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