Played matches and results:

  • Guinea Bissau 1-0 Namibia
  • Namibia 1-1 Zambia
  • Mozambique 1-2 Namibia
  • Namibia 1-0 Mozambique
  • Namibia 0-0 Guinea Bissau

Goal Scorers:

  • Namibia vs Zambia Peter Shalulile
  • Mozambique vs Namibia Petrus Shitembi Deon Hotto
  • Namibia vs Mozambique Benson Shilongo

Group K standing:

  • Guinea Bissau- 8 points
  • Namibia- 8 Points
  • Mozambique- 7 points
  • Zambia- 4 points

Brave Warriors will qualify for the 2019 AFCON finals if:

  • They win against Zambia on 23rd March
  • They lose to Zambia and Mozambique lose to Guinea Bissau
  • They lose to Zambia and Mozambique draw against Guinea Bissau


1. Virgil Vries- Kaizer Chiefs FC

2. Maximilian Mbaeva- Golden Arrows FC

3. Lloydt Kazapua- Maccabi FC

4. Edward Maova- University of Pretoria

5. Petrus Shitembi- Lusaka Dynamos

6. Tiberius Lombard- Lusaka Dynamos

7. Ananias Gebhardt- Baroka FC

8. Willy Stephanus- Lusaka Dynamos

9. Danzil Haoseb- Highlands park

10. Peter Shalulie- Highlands Park

11. Riaan Hanamub- Jomo Cosmos

12. Marcell Papama- UNAM FC

13. Dynamo Fredericks- Black Africa FC

14. Emilio Martin- Black Africa FC

15. Ronald Ketjijere- African Stars

16. Benson Shilongo- Ismaily

17. Ivan Kamberipa- African Stars

18. Edmund Kambanda- UNAM FC

19. Muna Katupose- Tigers FC

20. Sadney Urikhob- Simork FC

21. Joslin Kamatuka- Cape Umoya United

22. Vitapi Ngaruka- Black Africa FC

23. Charles Hambira- Tura Magic

24. Treasure Kauapirura- African Stars

25. Iitamunua keimuine- Dire Dawa FC

26. Immanuel Heita- Black Africa

27. Absalom Iimbondi- Tigers FC

28. Deon Hotto- Bidvest Wits FC

The current crop of Brave Warriors players won the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup in 2015 in South Africa, and the next year won the Plate Section of the Competition on home soil. They then set their sight on qualification for their first ever Championship of African Nations (CHAN) finals in 2018 which they achieved qualification for despite non-league action during 2017. At the finals in Morocco, surprised all and sundry as they reached the quarterfinals, losing out 1-0 against the host.

Now faced with a tournament of greater magnitude, their upbeat mentor Ricardo Mannetti is hell bent on making sure that the team qualifies for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) this year. This will be the third time this brave nation will be at the continental finals.
Founded in 1957, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is arguably the main international competition in Africa. The tournament will run from 19 June to 19 July 2019 in Egypt.

Led by Ronald Ketjiere as their captain, the Brave Warriors’ road to Egypt started with a match against Guinea Bissau early last year, where they lost 1-0 away. They went on to host Zambia’s National team, Chipolopolo, holding them to a 1 all draw, and moving on to defeat Mozambique both home and away, before drawing 0-0 with Guinea Bissau.

The qualifiers also saw the return of three repentant brilliant players, Willy Stephanus, Sadney Urikhob and Chris Katjiukua, all of whom have been absent from national team duties for close to three years, following issues with discipline.

Sadly, due to an accumulation of yellow cards in their previous games, Katjiukua and fellow defender Larry Horaeb will not be participating in the last qualifiers match vs Zambia in Lusaka on 23 March.

Patron: His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob

Normalisation Committee: Hilda Basson-Namundjebo (Chairperson), Franco Cosmos (Deputy Chairman), Gaby Ahrens, Matti Mwandingi, Vivienne E. Katjiuongua