George Lwandamina insists Zambia will redeem themselves in the 2016 Chan qualifiers despite Sunday’s away loss to Namibia.
Zambia threw away a 1-0 halftime lead in Windhoek to lose 2-1 in a first round, first leg qualifier.
“We will do a better job in the return leg,” Lwandamina said in Lusaka on Monday upon arrival with the team from Windhoek.
“We were winning that game but we have to learn from the mistakes.
“We have to make amends at home because with concentration we can beat them.”
Zesco United striker Winston Kalengo put Zambia ahead in the 15th minute.
However, Namibia hit back after the break through Willie Stafanus in the 54th minute and Benjamin Nenkavu in the 63rd minute.
A 1-0 home win on July 4 at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka will suffice to see Zambia advance to the final qualifying round on away goals rule.
The winner over both legs will face victor of the Mozambique versus Seychelles first round tie.
Mozambique are favourites to advance to October’s final qualifying round after they defeated The Seychelles 5-1 in their first leg match on Saturday in Maputo.
Zambia have failed to qualify for the last two CHAN finals since finishing third at the 2009 tournament in Cote d’Ivoire.