Zambia part ways with coach
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Zambia sacked Italian coach Dario Bonetti on Monday just two days after qualifying for the 2012 CAF Africa Cup pf Nations.

Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) topped Group C with 13 points -- one more than Libya who also secured a place at the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea as one of the best runners-up.

Zambia, who have finished runners-up twice in the biennial African football showcase, defeated Mozambique and Comoros Islands home and away and lost in Libya before the revolution there.

Bonetti succeeded Frenchman Herve Renard in mid-2010 and believed his contract would be extended after clinching a Cup of Nations slot.