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.
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).