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.
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Zambia secured a shock 1-0 win over four-time champions Ghana late on through substitute Emmanuel Mayuka, clinching their place in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2012 final.
Fairytale qualifiers Libya must overcome Zambia on Wednesday and end a 30-year wait at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations if they are to maintain their 2012 tournament aspirations.
Orlando Pirates brought SuperSport United back down to earth, ending their unbeaten run with a 3-0 win in the South African Premiership, while Free State Stars stayed in third with a 2-0 success over Santos.
Quarter-finalists at South Africa 2010, Ghana are aiming to reach a third consecutive FIFA World Cup, but standing in their way will be a pair of dark horses in Sudan and Zambia.