Ethiopia denied Zambia opportunity of a third win on the trot when they held Chipolopolo at home on Saturday.
Zambia and Ethiopia finished 0-0 in a friendly match played at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka.
The draw halted Zambia’s two-match winning run following back-to-back 4-0 away and 3-0 home victories over Swaziland last month in the 2018 CHAN first round qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Zambia were guilty of wasting chance after chance at Woodlands against Ethiopia.
Augustine Mulenga had a great chance in the 15th minute parried over by Jemal Bushura.
Ten minutes later, Ernest Mbewe fired his shot into the side netting and in the 32nd minute Justin Shonga.
Captain Ziyo Tembo could have put Zambia Ahead before the break but headed the ball wide in the 42nd minute.
Zesco striker John Chingandu too had an opportunity after the break to get in the score sheet wasted when his 76th minute header flew wide.
Zambia were using the friendly to prepare for their 2018 CHAN final round,first leg qualifying date date against Bafana Bafana on August 12 in East London.
The final leg will be played on August 19 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Winner over both legs will qualify to January’s tournament in Kenya.