Namibia national football team
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|Association||Namibia Football Association|
|Sub-confederation||COSAFA (Southern Africa)|
|Head coach||Ricardo Mannetti|
|Most caps||Johannes Hindjou (69)|
|Top scorer||Rudolf Bester (13)|
|Home stadium||Independence Stadium|
|Current||94 (4 May 2017)|
|Highest||68 (November 1998)|
|Lowest||167 (July 2006)|
|Current||114 (7 May 2017)|
|Highest||100 (12 September 1998)|
|Lowest||165 (22 July 2006)|
| South-West Africa 0–1 Angola
(Namibia; May 16, 1989)
| Namibia 8–2 Benin
(Windhoek, Namibia; 15 July 2000)
| Egypt 7–1 Namibia
(Cairo, Egypt; 8 November 1996)
Egypt 8–2 Namibia
(Alexandria, Egypt; 13 July 2001)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||2 (first in 1998)|
|Best result||Group stage, 1998 and 2008|
The Namibia national football team, nicknamed the Brave Warriors, is the national association football team of Namibia and is controlled by the Namibia Football Association. They have never qualified for the World Cup but have made two appearances in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Namibia played its first international under the name South-West Africa on 16 May 1989 at home against neighboring Angola and lost 1–0. On 23 March 1990, only two days after gaining independence from South Africa, they hosted neighbour Zimbabwe and lost 5–1. On 7 June they lost a home friendly 2–1 to Mauritius. Namibia's next contests were played in Lesotho, where they lost 2–0 to their hosts on 1 August 1992, but gained their first ever draw in a 2–2 tie against the same opposition the very next day. Namibia's first win came on 1 July 1994 in a 1–0 victory away over Botswana in a friendly. On 17 May 1998, Namibia played their first match outside of Africa and against non-African opposition, losing 2–1 in a friendly in France against Saudi Arabia.
Namibia has made two appearances in the African Cup of Nations, both times going out in the first round. In 1998, Namibia lost to Ivory Coast 4–3 and drew Angola 3–3 before losing to South Africa 4–1. In 2008, Namibia lost to Morocco 5–1 and to Ghana 1–0 but drew Guinea 1–1 in their last match.
Africa Cup of Nations
- 1957 to 1994 – Did not enter
- 1996 – Did not qualify
- 1998 – Round 1
- 2000 to 2006 – Did not qualify
- 2008 – Round 1
- 2010 to 2015 – Did not qualify
Results and fixtures
Caps & goals as of 29 March 2016.
The following players have been called up to the Namibia squad during the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Edward Maova||26 July 1993||0||0||Civics||v. Congo, 17 May 2014 (preliminary squad)|
|GK||Charles Uirab||7 July 1993||0||0||Orlando Pirates||v. Congo, 17 May 2014 (preliminary squad)|
|GK||Lloyd Kazapua||25 March 1989||2||0||United Africa Tigers||v. Tanzania, 5 March 2014|
|GK||Athiel Mbaha||5 December 1976||34||0||United Africa Tigers||v. Ghana, 4 January 2014|
|DF||Angula da Costa||17 March 1987||23||0||Black Africa|
|DF||Freedom Puriza||22 June 1986||14||0||African Stars|
|DF||Dennis Ngueza||23 March 1985||3||0||African Stars||v. Congo, 17 May 2014 (preliminary squad)|
|DF||Larry Horaeb||12 November 1991||22||0||AmaZulu||v. Tanzania, 5 March 2014|
|DF||Treasure Kauapirura||5 April 1990||1||0||United Africa Tigers||v. Tanzania, 5 March 2014|
|MF||Neville Tjiueza||6 September 1993||11||1||Tura Magic||v. Congo, 17 May 2014 (preliminary squad)|
|MF||Bryan Bantam||3 December 1986||8||0||Black Africa||v. Tanzania, 5 March 2014|
|MF||Eric Kahua||0||0||Orlando Pirates||v. Tanzania, 5 March 2014|
|MF||Manfred Starke||21 February 1991||2||0||Hansa Rostock||v. Tanzania, 5 March 2014 (withdrew)|
|MF||Pineas Jacob||29 October 1985||19||1||AmaZulu||v. Ghana, 4 January 2014|
|MF||Heinrich Isaacks||5 March 1985||23||4||Maritzburg United|
|MF||Willy Stephanus||26 June 1991||22||1||Krabi|
|MF||Emilio Martin||15 August 1990||6||0||Black Africa|
|MF||Hendrik Somaeb||29 September 1985||4||0||Blue Waters|
|FW||Theophilus Tsowaseb||2 July 1989||1||0||Orlando Pirates||v. Ghana, 4 January 2014|
|FW||Rudolf Bester||19 July 1983||39||12||Golden Arrows|
|FW||Lazarus Kaimbi||12 August 1988||20||5||Chiangrai United|
|FW||Tangeni Shipahu||3 September 1987||16||2||Krabi|
|FW||Jerome Louis||23 September 1987||12||0||Township Rollers|
|FW||Panduleni Nekundi||14 September 1988||2||1||United Africa Tigers|
- Africa Cup of Nations quads
- "Namibian football on the rise – ESPN FC". Soccernet.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
- "Namibia International Matches". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
- "Warriors determined to control destiny". Namibia Football Association. 2014-05-15. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
- "Withdrawals hit Warriors ahead of Tanzania clash". Namibia Football Association. 2014-03-03. Retrieved 2014-03-15.