Zambia winning Africa Cup of Nations in 2012Getty

Zambia’s 2012 Africa Cup of Nations-winning team: Where are they now?

Eight years ago this week, Zambia achieved the most remarkable and emotional success in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations final when they defeated the Ivory Coast’s Golden Generation 8-7 on penalties in Libreville.

It was a stunning success for Herve Renard’s underdogs and was all the more memorable for Chipolopolo as they honoured the memory of the superb Zambia side that perished in an avian disaster in 1993.

While Zambia failed to build on their 2012 title success by qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, they will go down in history as one of the most remarkable sides—and incredible stories—in the history of African football.

In this slidelist, Goal’s Ed Dove traces the 13 players who featured in the final today, finding out what they’re doing with their lives eight hours after their magnificent success.

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