The Namibia national football team formed in 1990. The team joined both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football in 1992. Namibia has not qualified for the world cup in its short history but has appeared at the Africa Cup of Nations.
As South-West Africa, Namibia played its first game in 1989. The team lost at home 1-0 to Angola. The team became Namibia a year later, reflecting the country’s independence from South Africa. Namibia set their record win in 2000 with a 8-2 defeat of Benin. The team has lost by six goals on two occasions, both times to Egypt. In 1996, Namibia lost 7-1 and in 2001 the score was 8-2.
As a relatively young part of the international game, Namibia have had few chances to qualify for world cups. The team first attempted to qualify for the 1994 world cup finals and has entered every qualifying campaign since. Despite their reliability, Namibia is yet to make the finals.
The Africa Cup of Nations has been a touch more fruitful for Namibia. The team qualified for the 1998 and 2008 competitions, both times going out in the first round.
Ranked 114th by FIFA, the Namibia national football team needs to make more of an international impact to progress higher.
World cup 2018
Fixtures to be announced.
Find out more