Orlando Pirates forward Collins Mbesuma says skeptics will soon see a different Zambia team despite a recent run of poor results during their friendly warm-up.
Zambia have recorded poor results in their five pre-Nations Cup 2013 matches, losing three and drawing two friendly games.
"We will be a different team when the tournament starts," Mbesuma said.
"We know what the people are expecting from us when we start the games."
Zambia kicked off their friendly series with a 2-1 away loss to Saudi Arabia on December 5.
They followed this up with another away defeat against Tanzania, three days before Christmas.
However, Mbesuma expects a difference from his team. Will Zambia still retain the Afcon trophy?