Defending champions Zambia out of Africa Cup

The Defending champions Zambia commonly knowns as Chipolopolo Boys are out of the AFCON 2013 after a draw against Burkina Faso on Tuesday evening.

This was the last match of the first round which Zambia needed to win to secure a place in the quarterfinals. Despite dominating the match and ball possession the Chipolopolo failed to covert a goal. They missed a number of chances and the game ended 0 – 0 resulting in Burkina Faso wining the place in the quarterfinals.

Zambia drew in all the three matches at AFCON

Burkina Faso now tops the Group C followed by Nigeria with five points each but the later is on top in terms of goals. Nigeria beat Ethiopia 2 – 0 Tuesday evening.

Zambia becomes the first country to fail to qualify to quarterfinals as defending champions since 1992.