Defender Teenage Hadebe scored the only goal ten minutes into the second half, heading past the visitors’ goalkeeper Allan Chibwe.
The host continued to dominate in the second half, although the Zambians defended resolutely to deny them chances. Efforts by striker Fwayo Tembo and veteran Isaac Chansa in the second half were not enough to get an equaliser for the Chipolopolo with Zimbabwe goalie Tatenda Mkuruva saving with ease.
Zimbabwe coach Kalisto Pasuwa said that the friendly match was an eye opener in the build up to preparations for the Total Africa Cup of Nation Gabon 2017 where they are housed in Group B alongside Algeria, Tunisia and Senegal.
“This match gave us chance to see how our guys play and it has definitely helped in shedding some light on what steps to make in preparing the squad,” said Pasuwa
Next for Zimbabwe is a date with Tanzania at the weekend where Pasuwa will have the luxury of his foreign-based players.