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Zambia reaches final after surprise win over Ghana

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-02-08

Zambia defeated favourite Ghana 1-0 in the African Nations Cup football semi-final on Wednesday. Emmanuel Mayuka, the only member of the Zambian squad to play for a European first division club, scored with a 78th-minute goal.

REUTERS - Emmanuel Mayuka came off the bench to send Zambia into the African Nations Cup final after his 78th-minute goal secured a shock 1-0 win over Ghana in their semi-final on Wednesday.

The game could have turned out very differently had Asamoah Gyan not missed an eighth-minute penalty for four-times champions and favourites Ghana.

Ghana dominated the game but struggled to create chances in front of another empty stadium, a sad hallmark of the tournament in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, on a wet and steamy evening in Bata.

Mayuka, the only member of the Zambian squad playing for a European first division club, scored out of the blue with a shot on the turn. Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng was sent off six minutes from time after a second yellow card.

Date created : 2012-02-08

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