Namibia

Namibia

Nickname: Brave Warriors

Head Coach: Ricardo Mannetti

Previous appearances: 2

Club History

It was a bitter-sweet feeling as the Brave Warriors defied the odds to reach their third finals. Whilst grieving over a 4-1 loss to Zambia in Lusaka on the final day, their sorrows were short-lived, metamorphosing into joy after Guinea Bissau held Mozambique two-all in Bissau, earning Namibia qualification. Their previous outing was in 1998 and 2008.

Key Facts


  • Namibia are making just their third appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations, qualifying for the tournament in both 1998 and 2008.
  • Namibia are still looking to earn their first win at an Africa Cup of Nations tournament, drawing two and losing four of their six games.
  • Of teams to play at least 6 qualifying games, no nation to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations scored fewer goals in qualifying than Namibia’s five (level with Benin).
 

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