Zambia exited the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) at the quarter-final staged after succumbing to a 5-4 sudden death penalty shoot out loss to Guinea following a goalless 120 minutes in Rubavu on Sunday night.
Zambia missed their spot kicks through Captain Christopher Katongo, Stephen Kabamba and Dauti Musekwa while Buchizya Mfune, Spencer Sautu, Adrian Chama and his younger brother Cletus converted theirs.
Ibrahima Bangoura, Mohamed Thiam, Issiaga Camara, Ibrahima Soumah and keeper Abdoul Aziz all scored their penalties.
Guinea missed their spot kicks through Ibrahima Sankhon and Mohamed Youla.
It was a thrilling game in 90 minutes and extra time before it was decided on post-match penalties.
The game started on a high tempo with Guinea dictating play in the early stages.
The West Africans dominated ball possession but lacked the cutting edge upfront before Zambia captain Christopher Katongo missed three chances in quick succession.
Katongo had failed to tap in a Cletus Chama corner after 10 minutes before he headed wide from close range five minutes later.
The unlucky Green Buffaloes striker further saw his 85 minute strike disallowed for offside by Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema Weysa.