Khama Billiat scored either half to help Zimbabwe beat Zambia 2-1 in a 2021 Afcon qualifier played at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka Tuesday night.
Captain Knowledge Musona provided assists for both goals.
The result took Zimbabwe to second position with four points in Group H.
African champions Algeria top the group with six points after defeating Botswana 1-0 on Monday.
The Desert Foxes had hammered Zambia 5-0 in the opening match while Zimbabwe were held to a goalless draw by Botswana at home.