THE Chipolopolo team frontline lacked precision despite beating Division Two side Circuit City 2-0 in a friendly match played yesterday at Lusaka’s Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka ahead of the 2016 Rwanda African Nations Championship (CHAN).
Zambia is in Group D alongside Zimbabwe, Uganda and Mali in the CHAN tournament which kicks off on January 16.
The first half of the practising match kicked off with the Chipolopolo squad consisting captain Christopher Katongo, Isaac Chansa, Solomon Sakala and goalkeeper Jacob Banda.
Circuit City managed to hold the CHAN squad to a goalless run in 15 minutes of play as the Rwanda-bound side lacked cohesion in frontline.
Green Eagles Mwila Phiri broke the deadlock through a shot outside the box to give the national team their first goal after struggling to break City’s defence.
The second practising session had teen striker Conlyde Luchanga and Patson Daka but it was Zesco midfielder Cletus Chama who found the back of the net.
Coach George Lwandamina refused to comment over the team’s performance.
The team is scheduled to leave for South Africa tomorrow and play a friendly match against Angola on Sunday.
Zambia’s striking force looks blunt after leading goal poacher Winston Kalengo turned professional after signing for AC Leopards of Congo Brazzaville only weeks before the CHAN finals.