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After Zambia's stunning 8 7 penalty shoot out defeat of hot favourites Ivory Coast Renard embraced Kalusha Bwalya, the Zambian Football Federation chief and only survivor of the ill fated '93 national team.
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"With Claude LeRoy and Kalusha I have been fortunate to have met these two people along my journey."
He reckoned Zambia had been lucky to play all their games up to the final across the Gabonese border in Equatorial Guinea, explaining: "It was only possible for us to return to Gabon (to honour the 1993 team) if we made the final, that gave us incredible strength."
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Even though it was Stoppila Sunzu who converted the winning penalty his teammate Rainford Kalaba had had the chance to score the decisive spot kick after Kolo Toure had missed the Ivory Coast's seventh.
"They call Kalaba 'the master' because he's such a fantastic player, but, like (Diego) Maradona or (Michel) Platini he's a human being and is capable of missing something. This wasn't the right time for him to miss, but luckily along came Stoppila to give us the title."
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