Zambia's developmental side comprising players who are on the fringes of the main national football team was defeated 1 - 0 by Malawi at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre in a friendly international played on Friday.
The match was organised to commemorate 48 years of Malawi's independence from colonial rule.
Joseph Kamwendo's second half strike from range was enough to secure victory for the hosts who had found it difficult to contain the visitors enterprising play before the break.
The Chipolopolo had Jackson Mwanza of Zesco United leading the line and he was partnered by Lewis Macha of Zanaco. The duo have scored 13 goals between them in the first half of the season of the MTN Super League.
They were supported in midfield by Evans Kangwa, Joseph Sitali, John Chingandu and Thomas Nyirenda.
Nyambe Mulenga who has an Africa Cup winners medal captained the side and was assisted in defence by Aaron Katebe, Steven Kabamba and Joshua Titima who is the Chipolopolo's third choice goal keeper was preferred for a start ahead of Danny Munyao.
Before the team's departure for Malawi, FAZ Communications Manager Erick Mwanza had revealed that the match would be used to expose fringe players to rigours of the international game.
"Some people are calling it the CHAN team, we are calling it the developmental team because we are trying to look at players who can be included in the Chipolopolo main team," said Mwanza.
Mwanza added that established players had not been invited because the match did not take place on a Fifa sanctioned date.
He also stated that Zambia took the match seriously because the result would be considered in the next Coca Cola Fifa rankings.
On the other hand, Malawi Coach Kinnah Phiri was satisfied with his team's victory.
“Zambia gave us a good run. They are not an ordinary side, they are African champions,” he said.