Zambia has kept a low profile despite beating Angola 2-1 in a friendly match played in Johannesburg on Sunday.
The match was a warm-up ahead of both sides participation in the 2016 CAF African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament that kicks off in Rwanda on January 16 and will run until February 7.
This was Zambia’s first victory over Angola since 2006.
Skipper Christopher Katongo said the scoreline in the friendly against Angola was not important.
“Naturally, we are happy to win. But it’s not the score line which was important today. Today, we wanted to see how well we have prepared,” Katongo said.
“We know that at final tournaments there are no easy games and every group is tough. So it was important for us to show good progress today,” he said.
“I am sure with the work we have done and will put in over the coming days, we will be ready to do our best and well in Rwanda,” Katongo added.
Meanwhile, Zambia face Mamelodi Sundowns’ junior team on Tuesday before flying out to Kigali on Wednesday.