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Ariel Schalit, Associated Press
Zambia's Christopher Katongo, left fouls Ghana's Derek Boateng during their African Cup of Nations Group Nations semifinal soccer match in Bata Stadium in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.

BATA, Equatorial Guinea — Zambia reached the African Cup of Nations final for the first time since 1994, upsetting Ghana 1-0 Wednesday night to advance to the championship against tournament favorite Ivory Coast.

Emmanuel Mayuka scored in the 78th minute for Zambia, tied for 71st in the FIFA rankings.

Later at Libreville, Gabon, Ivory Coast defeated Mali on a 45th-minute goal by Arsenal forward Gervinho.

Sunday's final will be at Libreville, the site of Zambia's worst sporting disaster in 1993. A plane carrying Zambia's national team to a World Cup qualifier in Senegal crashed just minutes after taking off, killing 25 players and officials.