Zambia 0 – Ivory Coast 0 (Pens. 8-7) (African Cup of Nations final, February 12, 2012) (Extended highlights, including post-match celebrations and trophy lifting.) 34-year-old Copper Bullets’ defender Joseph Musonda was reduced to tears in the 10th minute when injury forced him off the pitch in the biggest match of his career. The Ivorians won a penalty in the 68th minute when Gervinho was shoved in the back by a couple of Zambia players, but Didier Drogba skied the spot-kick over the bar to the relief of all Zambian fans. After 120 goalless minutes the final went to penalties where, after 14 consecutive converted penalties Kolo Toure and then Rainford Kalaba both missed, Gervinho missed the crucial Ivorian penalty before Stoppila Sunzu scored the historic winning penalty for Zambia.
Final four penalties: Kolo Toure, Kalaba, Gervinho (misses), Sunzu scores.