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The Zambia national football team represents the country of Zambia in the sport of association football and is governed by the Football Association of Zambia. Before independence they were known as the Northern Rhodesia national football team. The side is nicknamed Chipolopolo (the Copper bullets) as copper is one of the nation's main exports. The team has three Africa Cup of Nations final appearances to its credit. They are the current holders of the Africa Cup of Nations, winning in the 2012 final against Ivory Coast. In addition to this 2012 cup triumph, its other memorable moments include a 4–0 victory over Italy in the 1988 Olympic football tournament in Seoul, South Korea that saw Kalusha Bwalya score a hat-trick. The current manager of the team is Frenchman Hervé Renard.