The Taifa Stars headed into the encounter on the back of their 1-0 loss to Egypt in their first preparatory game for the continental tournament and were aiming for a morale-boosting victory in the match.
Coach Emmanuel Amuneke rested many of the players that started the game against the North Africans, with Thomas Ulimwengu leading the attack while Vicent Philipo started in defence along with Ally Mtoni and Gadiel Michael.
Knox Mutizwa found the target for Sunday Chidzambwa’s men who played out a goalless draw with Nigeria last time out.
Amuneke introduced the Taifa Stars captain and Genk striker Samatta in the second half of the encounter and he made his presence count, scoring the only goal for his side to help them avoid defeat.
The East Africans will hope for a good outing in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, starting with their opening game against Senegal on June 23.
The Warriors will kick off their campaign in the African showpiece against seven-time African champions, the Pharaohs on June 21.