Zambia Under-20 rallied to draw 3-3 at home with South Africa Under-20 in a junior international friendly played at Nkoloma Stadium on Sunday.
Young Chipolopolo and Amajita were using the friendly to fine-tune for their 2019 U20 AFCON final round qualifiers against Burundi and Malawi respectively that are coming up this weekend.
New Zambia call-up Kings Kangwa of Israeli club Maccabi Be’er Sheba put the hosts ahead in the 19th minute but Lyle Foster ensured the two sides went level into halftime with a 39th minute equalizer.
Charles Bwale’s side were back in front in the 52nd minute through Martin Njobvu before Amajita equalized shortly thereafter.
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Wiseman Meyiwa restored parity in the 54th minute and the visitors later took the lead for the first time in the 65th Promise Mkhuma.
However, Zambia striker Francisco Mwepu ensured they shared the spoils with a 75th minute equalizer.
The draw for Zambia came a week after they lost 1-0 at the same venue in the first friendly to Malawi on July 1.
Zambia now turns its attention to Burundi whom they host on July 14 at Nkoloma in a first leg fixture before travelling to Ngozi for the final leg on July 21.
Winner over both legs will qualify for the 2019 tournament to be hosted by Niger from February 24 to March 10.