Football in Namibia

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Football in Namibia
Country Namibia
National team men's national team
Club competitions
International competitions

Football in Namibia is governed by the Namibia Football Association.[1] The Namibia Premier League is the main domestic league. The Namibia national football team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup, but has twice been runner up in the COSAFA Cup.[2] They qualified for two Africa Cups of Nations, in 1998 and 2008, being eliminated in the first round both times.[3] Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in the country.

2008 Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

In September 2007, the national team qualified for just their second ever African Cup of Nations appearance, which took place in Ghana. The Namibian squad was defeated 5-1 by Morocco in their first game, 0-1 by host Ghana in their 2nd and tied Guinea one all and thus did not earn a spot in the quarterfinal round.

Notable Namibian footballers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "More than just Football | Archive | DW.COM | 22.12.2013". Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Namibia win Cosafa Cup for first time in their history - BBC Sport". 2015-05-30. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  3. ^ "Namibian football on the rise - ESPN FC". Retrieved 2012-11-02.