After winning the 2012 CAF Cup of Nations in Gabon, the scene of Zambia's nadir 20 years ago, their forward James Chamanga tells FIFA.com that their next target is to reach their maiden FIFA World Cup finals.
Africa’s continental championships begin on Saturday in South Africa with the only sure thing seemingly that there are no sure things at the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
In December, Africa will crown its annual Footballer of the Year for 2012, with ten of the continent's stars shortlisted for the accolade. Join FIFA.com to find out more about the contenders.
Holders Zambia booked their place at the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations after a penalty shoot-out, Nigeria were rather more comfortable and scored six, while Ghana and Mali also progressed.
Reigning champions Zambia moved a step closer to reaching the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2013 after securing a 1-0 victory over Uganda in the first leg of their qualifier.
In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays during the coming week.