The Brave Warriors have moved up 10 times in the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) ranking, released on Wednesday 7 April 2021.
Namibia was ranked at 121 position globally in the previous ranking and has now moved up to the 111 position.
This follows their 2-1 defeat of Guinea in the AFCON Qualifiers ok 28 March and an additional three points collected following Chad’s disqualification from the qualifiers.
“Like we said before , the Guinea game was not a dead rubber, there was so much to play for,National pride, rankings and our own dignity. Moving up is a good start and it’s now for the team to keep on improving on the stats”, says coach Bobby Samaria.
He adds that the rise in rankings “gives the team hope that indeed it is possible to play and beat better ranked nations”.
Continentally, Namibia is now ranked at 26 position, having moved up 6 places from the 32 position.
The team now turns their attention to the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers as they compete in Group H with Senegal, Togo and Congo Brazzaville with only the best performing country proceeding to the third and final round of the African qualifiers.