Africa Cup Of Nations Snapshot: Zambia Pay Their Respects

Chris Wright

10th, February 2012


By Chris Wright

In 1993, April 27th to be precise, the Zambian national team suffered a terrible tragedy (the country’s worst sporting disaster) when a flight taking the entire Zambian squad and their management to a World Cup qualifying match in Senegal crashed into the Atlantic Ocean 500 metres off the coast of Libreville, Gabon. All 25 passengers and the five crew members on-board were killed.

This Sunday, almost two decades later, Zambia are due to appear in their first Africa Cup of Nations final since 1994 against the Ivory Coast – a match which is fittingly scheduled to take place in Libreville, Gabon…

AP Photo: Francois Mori

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  1. Greg says:

    Zambia have been a breathe of fresh air for football in general the past few weeks. I hope for everyone’s sake that they win on Sunday.
    Rest in Peace those who lost their lives all those years ago.

  2. Redskywalker7 says:

    Such a tragedy, that was. I really really hope they win.

  3. Questionable says:

    They needed that win like the Japanese womens national team needed that world cup win. congrats to em both they deserved it

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