Warriors coach Joey Antipas says Zambia played an open game and coming into the match with a right mentality, they managed to win the Afcon qualifier played in Lusaka on Tuesday.
Khama Billiat scored a brace which earned Zimbabwe a vital 2-1 victory to move into the second position of Group H with four points, two behind leaders Algeria.
“Botswana parked the bus and it was difficult to break them but against Zambia, it was an open game,” Antipas said after the game.
“I would say Zambia has quality players who gave us major problems. We came with the right mentality to win the game. ”
Billiat put a brilliant combined performance with Knowledge Musona who set him up in both goals.
The first goal came in the 10th minute when the winger headed in a Musona’s corner-kick to open the scoring. The second strike followed in the second half when he tapped in a cross from the captain.
Zambia got their consolation from Patson Daka in the 19th minute.