Chipolopolo’s three-match friendly trip got started to the worst possible start on Saturday, as they were thrashed 3-1 away in Thies by Senegal.
Yes, Zambia was a shambles, but they showed much too much respect and much too little spirit to justify the cost of the journey so early in their fortnight-long June friendly match expedition.
In the 21st minute, Sadio Mane scored from the penalty spot after Dominic Chanda made an unnecessary foul.
Mane then turned provider for Krepin Diatta in the 29th minute and Ismaila Sarr in the 44th minute.
Chanda kind of redeemed himself with a 53rd minute header but by that time, Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse could afford the luxury of a cheeky grin until the final whistle.
Chipolopolo now head to Cotonou to face Benin on June 8 and hopefully, there, Zambia will be a more to tactically disciplined side than the shadow of a fallen 2012 AFCON champion witnessed on Saturday against the well-oiled 2019 AFCON runners up.