The Zambia national team returned home on Thursday morning after drawing 1-1 in a friendly international with Uganda on Wednesday afternoon in Kampala.
Coach Dario Bonetti said they were more positives learnt from the match despite him missing some key European-based players like Christopher Katongo of Greek club Xanthi and Jacob Mulenga of FC Utrecht in Holland.
“We drew but it was possible to win we had a chance to win it late i the first half on the counter but missed chances and again in the second half with 10 minutes remaining,” Bonetti said.
“We played a game against a good team and our players played well.”
Bonetti said he was also happy with the local-based player’s performance and was looking forward to seeing more from what is in store in the league.
“I like to work with young players with quality and we have some young players with quality playing in the Zambian league,” Bonetti said.
Bonetti now shifts his attention to September 4 when his face hosts Comoros in the two sides opening 2012 Africa Cup Group C qualifying match.