Captain Christopher Katongo scored as Zambia advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after overcoming Uganda 1-0 in the two sides second Group D match in Rubavu on Saturday evening.
Katongo, who was voted man of the match, headed in a Cletus Chama free kick after 41 minutes.
The experienced Green Buffaloes striker earlier in the first half saw his low shot cleared of the line.
The victory helped Zambia to stay top of the group with six points after two games where they also maintain their two point lead.
George Lwandamina’s Chipolopolo will now wrap-up their Group D action on Wednesday with a game against Mali in Kigali to decided who finishes top ahead of the January 31 quarterfinals.
Meanwhile in the early afternoon kickoff, Zimbabwe were eliminated from the CHAN after losing 1-0 to second placed Mali.
Moussa Sissko scored the winner in the 82nd minute to send Zimbabwe out of the tournament after two successive defeats.
Zimbabwe lost by the same margin to Zambia in their opening game on January 19.
Zambia have 6 points, Mali are second on 4 points, Uganda are 3rd on 1 point while Zimbabwe have zero points.