Zambia 0-0 Angola (Angola win 5-4 on pens)
Lusaka, 20/11/04

Reigning UFWC Champions Angola won the COSAFA Castle Cup with a penalty shoot out victory in this final against Zambia. There were no goals in regulation time, although both sides had clear-cut scoring chances. So the final was decided on penalties, and Zambia’s star player and technical director Kalusha Bwalya was the unlucky man who missed his kick, giving Angola a 5-4 victory. Angry Zambian fans rioted after the match in scenes which may have damaging implications for their national side. Angola now keep the COSAFA Cup trophy permanently, having completed a hat-trick of wins, after previously winning it in 1999 and 2001.

The World Cup Qualifiers get underway again in March, and Angola will take on Zimbabwe. Angola top group 4 by one point ahead of Nigeria, but after this game there are still 14 matches to go in the long hard journey to Germany 2006.

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Paul is a freelance journalist and author. He created the UFWC in 2003, and subsequently wrote the Unofficial Football World Champions book. He can be found on Twitter @paulbrownUK.