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Zambia Wins Africa Cup of Nations

Zambians gave their national soccer team a heroes welcome Monday after they won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the audio to hear it.)

Zambia beat the pre-tournament favorites Ivory Coast in a penalty shootout after regular time ended in a draw.

It was a poignant win as the final was played in Gabon where nearly 20 years ago a plane crash killed almost the entire Zambian soccer squad.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to the BBC's Kennedy Gondwe, who is based in Lusaka, about the team's homecoming.

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