Zambia Under-20 kicked off their Spain camp friendly match itinerary with a victory on Tuesday.
Beston Chambeshi side beat Tenerife’s junior team 1-0 on the Canary Islands where Zambia are holding their fortnight training camp from January 25 to February 7.
An 85th minute goal from Spain-based midfielder Mwape Mumba handed Zambia.
The goal came five minutes after Mumba had replaced Danish-based midfielder Kenneth Kalunga.
“The game was fine, we are happy with the way the boys played the game especially in the attacking phase but we missed chances and we should have scored more goals,” Chambeshi said.
“The finishing was not OK. The opponent wasn’t an easy team but they gave us a good game.
“We hope we have learnt one or two things from here especially in defence, we don’t want slip-ups there.”
Meanwhile, Zambia will face FC Basel’s B side in their second game on Thursday at 13h00 Zambian time.
The team will head back home next week ahead of their February 12 friendly in Ndola against fellow 2017 U20 AFCON finalists South Africa ahead of the championship Zambia will host from February 26 to March 12.
Zambia are in Group A alongside Guinea, Mali and Egypt at the tournament and will be based in Lusaka at National Heroes Stadium.
South Africa are in Group B together with Cameroon, Sudan and Senegal and will be play their games at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.