With just two minutes of play at Stade Gaston Gerard, Montpellier were just one goal behind after Zambia turned the ball into their own net to clear a cross from Fouad Chafik.
Florent Mollet leveled things out for La Paillade in the 15th minute, his shot was deflected past goalkeeper Alfred Gomis.
14 minutes later, Teji Savanier scored two goals for the visitors after a pass from Mollet before sending an unsustainable left-footed shot into Gomis’ top corner.
Dijon ensured that the honor ended in the 73rd minute, thanks in part to Stephy Mavididi’s equalizer.
Zambia played 83 minutes before Arnaud Souquet made way while Senegal’s Souleymane Camara replaced Gaetan Laborde with 12 minutes remaining.
Just like Cameroon’s Ambroise Oyongo, South African international Keagan Dolly was an unused substitute.
For the mustards, Ngonda Muzinga from the Congo DR, Nayef Aguerd from Morocco and Didier Ndong from Gabon were not dressed for the mission by manager Stephane Jobard.
Montpellier, unbeaten in six appearances, is sixth in the log with 24 points from 16 appearances. They welcome PSG in their next game on Sunday at the Stade de la Mosson.
The 23-year-old Zambia came to Montpellier from Chamois Niortais in 2018 and is authorized to represent the Central African Republic – the country of birth of his parents.