Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili has said Zambia played well against Ethiopia when the team drew 1-all in an Africa Cup of Nations match.
Zambia, the defending champions, are in Group C of the competition and face Nigeria on Friday who also drew 1-all with Burkina Faso on Monday.
Kambwili has urged Zambias not to despair but remain positive and support Chipolopolo's campaign.
He said Zambia will definitely qualify to the quarterfinals enroute to defending the title.
Kambwili said this during a ceremony at which Mopani Copper Mines donated some money to ZNBC to purchase television rights for the competition.