30 Jan 2013

Holders Zambia exit Nations Cup

12:53 pm on 30 January 2013

The defending African football champions Zambia have crashed out of the Nations Cup in South Africa.

Zambia threw everyone forward late in the match in a bid for the goal they needed to beat outsiders Burkina Faso and stay alive, but the match ended in a goalless draw.

Zambia are the first holders to be eliminated at the first stage since Algeria in 1992.

Burkina Faso ended up surprise winners of Group C ahead of Nigeria on goal difference.