The closing stages of the transfer window usually throws up plenty of surprises and the second one in 2013 edition proved no exception as FIFA.com reveals in its round-up of Monday's last-minute moves.
Premier League newcomers Southampton have completed the signing of Zambian striker Emmanuel Mayuka on a five-year contract from Swiss side Young Boys.
Ghana and Zambia warmed up for CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next month with a 1-1 draw against China PR and a 2-1 defeat by Korea Republic respectively.
Neutrals will be hoping Sunday's CAF Africa Cup of Nations final decider between Zambia and Côte d'Ivoire has more goals than recent finals have provided.
Côte d’Ivoire and Zambia are poised to meet in what is expected to be an emotional CAF Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday after defeating Mali and Ghana respectively in the semi-finals.
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.