Togo edge Zambia in friendly

Mathieu Dossevi's lone goal gave Togo a 1-0 win over Zambia in an international friendly match played at the Stade Municipal de Lome on Friday.

The Standard Liege midfielder netted for hosts in the 22nd minute following a good moment of individual brilliance.

The match was evenly contested thereafter and on the balance, Zambia reorganised and improved after conceding, a draw would have been a fair result.

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Executive Committee Member Blackwell Siwale who is also Leader of Delegation said the most important part of the match was to learn from mistakes made.

"At this level only a mistake will cost you a match and that is what happened," Siwale said.

"It is always bad to lose I feel it is more important to pick lessons from the match.

"It was a high intensity game and every player put in his very best. The boys are not sad about the loss at all because they are aware that they need to focus on the Guinea Bissau match on June 4. That is what is important.

"We thank the Togolese FA for this practice match and the hospitality accorded to us."

Zambia will play another preparatory match against The Gambia on May 30.