Cosafa champions Zimbabwe lost 1-0 to Namibia in its first CHAN 2018 qualifying match.
The Warriors played against Namibia Sunday afternoon at Sam Nujoma stadium in Namibia.
Namibia’s Hendrik Somaeb scored the only goal in the second half to give the Namibians an advantage going into the second leg.
The second leg will take place in Harare on July 23. Zimbabwe will to score at least a goal to stand any chance of reaching CHAN 2018 in Kenya.