The result did not however excite the hosts as both officials and players looked visibly disappointed after the last whistle over this an unexpected slim victory and there was almost no celebrations on the pitch.
The fans too, looked miserable from the terraces as they descended from the 45.000 seat stadium. The hosts had perhaps expected a bigger score than what they walked back with.
The game was watched by the FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa and the sports Minister Charles Bakabulindi among others.
The team headed to the airport this evening before arriving in Entebbe at around 10:30pm aboard their chartered flight.
“The result is however still a big challenge and timely preparations will be required in order to achieve our targeted goal here in Kampala on October 13,” FUFA said in a statement.
“FUFA however wishes to congratulate the players and our technical bench upon the spirited fight put up in Zambia. We shall ensure that the team goes into preparation on time and avail the necessary requirements to facilitate the process.”
After the match at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Uganda coach Bobby Williamson reckons the outcome was a fair result but that it will still be very difficult against the reigning African champions
Bobby told Cafonline: “We have got hope. It won’t be easy in Kampala. Today it was never easy because we know that it is difficult to win on your travels in Africa. Zambia is very well organized and a very good team. It’s never an easy task against the champions of Africa.”
The Cranes have not been to the finals of the Nations’ Cup since their second place finish in 1978. The Chipolopolo are looking to get to South Africa to defend the title they won last February in Libreville, Gabon.