Zambia was in an uncompromising mood thumping the Ghanaians 55-3 to send warning shots to their next opponents who are Uganda.
The Reuben Mkandawire tutored side had tries through Kapekele Kashitu, Chrales Kaluwe and Patrick Mwanza to mark a triumphant return to the international fray after almost a decade.
Zambia play Uganda on Sunday while Ghana will be up against Uganda on Friday.
Charles Kaluwe, Mulenga Chileshe, Mwamba George Chileshe, Sinyangwe Philip, Mwale Jack, Chuka Stanley, Mwafuliwa Elijah, Mwanza Patrick, Makelele Victor, Simpemba Saulos, Chinga Nyambe, Chansa Musonda, Banda James, Kasitu Kapelele, Chanda Caleb, Ibrahim Sekou, Mwimba Mwansa, Mwankenja Thomas, Sianjobo Joshua, Katoka Andrew, Bwalya Elisha, Mwansa Steven, Neeta Godfrey, Chisha Chasaya, Salo John
Reuben Mkandawire – Head Coach
Joshua Lunga – Asst Coach
Dr Rowland Mhone – Physio
Jeremiah Manda – Delegation Leader