Wedson Nyirenda finally has a win in his three-game-old reign after beating hosts Uganda in a friendly on Tuesday.
Zambia defeated The Cranes 1-0 away in Kampala to end Nyirenda’s poor start as Zambia coach.
Chisamba Lungu scored the game’s only goal in the 24 minute to net his first official international goal.
The midfielder from Russian club FC Ural’s first Zambia goal came in November, 2011 in India where Chipolopolo beat a Goa Select side 4-1.
Meanwhile, the victory came on the back of a 1-0 friendly defeat to another 2017 Africa Cup finalists Zimbabwe last Saturday in Harare.
Nyirenda began his tenure on October 9 with a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Nigeria in an opening 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B qualifier in Ndola.
After the two friendlies, Zambia now head to Cameroon ahead of Saturday’s second Group B qualifier there against the hosts in Limbe.