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Ivory Coast unchanged as Mayuka on for Zambia

12 Feb 2012 19:17:01

Ivory Coast unchanged as Mayuka on for Zambia

Ivory Coast coach Francois Zahoui named an unchanged side for Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final.

His Zambian counterpart, Herve Renard, recalled Emmanuel Mayuka, attached to Swiss side Young Boys, after his starring role in getting the decisive goal in the 1-0 semi-final win over Ghana.

Russian-based midfielder Chisamba Lungu came on for Francis Kasonde.

Ivory Coast are seeking to win their second title after a 20 year gap, while Zambia are aiming to make it third time lucky after finishing runners-up in 1974 and 1994.

Mayuka is vying to end the competition as top scorer. He goes into the 1930GMT kick-off tied on three goals with teammate Christopher Katongo and Ivorian captain Didier Drogba.

Ivory Coast

Boubacar Barry, Siaka Tiene, Kolo Toure, Souleymane Bamba, Jean-Jacques Gosso, Cheik Tiote, Didier Zokora, Yaya Toure, Salomon Kalou, Didier Drogba (capt), Gervinho

Coach: Francois Zahoui

Zambia

Kennedy Mweene, Joseph Musonda, Stoppila Sunzu, Hichani Himoonde, Davies Nkausu, Nathan Sinkala, Chisamba Lungu, Isaac Chansa, Christopher Katongo (capt), Rainford Kalaba, Emmanuel Mayuka

Coach: Herve Renard

Referee: Diatta Badara (SEN)


AFP

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