The Zambian goal came after 20 minutes, an easy tap-in from the skipper following Davies Nkausu’s long throw.
Uganda threatened little and will feel relieved to head home trailing by just the one goal.
Katongo had an effort ruled out for offisde. The Chipolopolo also hit the post during a long spell of domination, as they went hunting for a second.
Uganda have not lost at home since 2004. This tie is far from over. But FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya is proud of the team’s achievement saying the lads did their best to pull off the result
“Good result, satisfied with boys performance. Thought we controlled the match throughout. Pity we couldnt convert 1 of the 3 clear chances,” said Bwalya.