too soon the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations is coming to a close with Cote d’Ivoire and Zambia bringing down the curtain in a final that is too close to call. It is a must-watch fixture that is expected to be action-packed throughout, as there is much at stake.

Both teams are on the verge of making history. The Ivorians will be ending a 20-year trophy drought should they secure the title, which would be their second of the competition since its inception.

Zambia have been waiting for a long time and on two occasions – 1974 and 1994 – they were denied a chance to clinch the cup in the final, finishing as runners-up in both years.

It will be difficult to call Sunday’s final in Libreville, but it is very easy to predict a close game between two determined teams hungry for nothing less than the ultimate prize.

The Elephants have been on the rampage at the 28th edition of the continental showpiece. They have not yet lost a game in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and are yet to concede a goal. It has been torrid but well-deserved progress, however, for the Chipolopolo. They can also boast of a strong record at this competition, having won four games along with one draw to reach this stage.

There are no suspensions or injury worries in either team, and any changes to the starting 11 that took part in the semi-finals on both sides is likely to be minimal.

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