Joy, sadness as Zambia return to Libreville
09 February 2012, 17:49
Gabon - Zambia returned to Libreville and the scene of their worst sporting tragedy on Thursday promising to honour the footballers and team officials who died in a plane crash 19 years ago with a first Africa Cup of Nations title.
At the city's Leon Mba airport, where the fated airplane took off nearly two decades ago, coach Herve Renard told The Associated Press that his team had talked in their pre-tournament training camp about coming back to the Gabonese capital to honour the memories of their compatriots.
Zambia played the first part of the African Cup in Equatorial Guinea, but had always targeted an emotional return to Gabon for the final.
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