Throwback Thusrday – Zambia v Ivory Coast (Malitoli goal)
A memorable run by Zambia at 1994 Africa Cup of Nations final in Tunisia saw the reconstituted team after the Gabon Air-crash reach the finals of the tournament only to be beaten 2- 1 by Nigeria in the finals.
In this second match of the group stage, Zambia was fresh from a goalless draw against Siera Leone a couple of days earlier and they stunned Ivory Coast to set the pace for the rest of the tournament.
Kenneth ‘Bubble’ Malitoli came off the bench to score the only goal of the match.
Zambia would three days later beat Senegal by a similar margin with a goal scored by Evans Sakala.
Ivory Coast v Zambia, 31 March 1994
Zambia XI v Ivory Coast: James Phiri – Happy Sichikolo, Aggrey Chiyangi, Harrison Chongo, Elijah Litana – Kapambwe Mulenga, Evans Sakala – Joel Bwalya (Gibby Mbasela), Tenant Chilumba Kenneth Malitoli) – Kalusha Bwalya, Zeddy Saileti
Watch highlights below…..
In the photo, Elijah Litana tussles with Ivory Coast danger-man Joel Tiehi.
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