Mali coach Djibril Drame has hailed Zambia’s performance at the ongoing 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda.
Zambia booked a place in the quarter-finals after winning Group D with seven points from three games.
Zambia beat Zimbabwe 1-0 and Uganda with the same score-line before they were held to a goalless draw by Mali in the final Group D match in Kigali.
Drame believes George Lwandamina’s side can progress beyond the quarter-finals.
“Zambia is a very good team and they have good tactics,” Drame said.
“If they continue with the same spirit and keep improving they have a bright a future in the days to come,” he said.
Zambia is now preparing to face Guinea in Sunday’s fourth quarter-final match in Rubavu.