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Gervinho genius leads Elephants into final against Zambia
by Paul Kennedy, February 8th, 2012 1:44PM

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[AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS] Sub Emmanuel Mayuka's third goal of the tournament in the 78th minute gave Zambia a 1-0 win over heavily favored Ghana and moved the Chipolopolo into the final of African Nations Cup for the first time since 1994. Zambia will face Ivory Coast, a 1-0 winner over Mali on a brilliant goal by Arsenal's Gervinho after a run from the midfield line late in the first half.

Ghana's Asamoah Gyan missed a penalty and Derek Boateng was sent off late in the game.

Ivory Coast's Elephants dominated Mali but had stars Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure both hit the woodwork.

Feb. 8 in Bata
Zambia 1 Ghana 0. Goal: Mayuka 78
Zambia -- Mweene, Musonda, Sunzu, Himoonde, Nkausu, Sinkala, Kasonde (Lungu 68), Chansa, Katongo, Kalaba, Chamanga (Mayuka 46).
Ghana -- Kwarasey, Inkoom, Boye, Mensah (Vorsah 72),  Addy, Annan, Boateng, D.Ayew (Muntari 87), Asamoah, J.Ayew, Gyan (Tagoe 75).
Red card: Ghana -- Boateng 84
Referee: Mohamed Benouza (Morocco)

Feb. 8 in Libreville
Ivory Coast 1 Mali 0. Goal: Gervinho 45.
Ivory Coast -- Barry, Tiene, K.Toure, Bamba, Zokora, Tiote, Gosso Gosso, Y.Toure (Ya Konan 89), Gervinho, Kalou (A.Keita 79),  Drogba.
Mali -- Soumaila Diakite, D.Diakite (O.Coulibaly 46), Kante, Berthe, Tamboura, B.Traore, Sow (Diarra 84), Samba Diakite, S.Keita, Yatabare (Dembele 74), Diabate.
Referee: Daniel Bennett (South Africa).



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