IT has been eight long years since Zambia last went to the AFCON and on June 17 against Ivory Coast at home in Ndola, fans will be expecting the feel-good factor to return after a painful phase. It is common knowledge that a draw will suffice for the 2012 AFCON champions to end an unprecedented three successive no-shows at the AFCON. Over seven coaches have either started or ended the painful qualifying process and now Avram Grant has the task of taking the Copper Bullets across the finish line and into the African football promised land. Going back to the AFCON will justify what is considered a birth rite by Zambians while missing a fourth straight tournament would be declared…...

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