Zambia national team captain Rainford Kalaba says his teammates have learnt their lessons after their 2-1 loss at the hands of Nigeria.
Chipolopolo welcomed the Super Eagles for their 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier on Sunday, but two goals from Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho saw them defeated.
However, they managed to find a consolation goal through their dangerman Collins Mbesuma in front of a packed Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
In an interview with The Post of Zambia, Kalaba said the players have learnt a lesson and would make amends in the remaining group games.
“This was the biggest game for other players who have come into the national team. You saw how some players were scared in the first half,” said Kalaba.
“Then the second half they got more courage and you saw how the game changed. I think they have learnt a lesson.
“If we continue doing the same thing, we will be in trouble in the next games.
“So I think we have learnt something, we will stay together and encourage each other so that we can move forward as a team.”
In their next fixture, Wedson Nyirenda’s men will face the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on November 12 in Yaounde.
Following the first round of the qualifiers, Zambia now occupy the bottom of Group B with zero points whilst Cameroon and Algeria shared a point last weekend.