Best achievements: Group stage
Previous participations: 2
FIFA world ranking June 2019: 113
Road to AFCON 2019 (Second in Group K):
Guinea-Bissau 1–0 Namibia
Namibia 1–1 Zambia
Mozambique 1–2 Namibia
Namibia 1–0 Mozambique
Namibia 0–0 Guinea-Bissau
Zambia 4–1 Namibia
Coach: Ricardo Mannetti
Mannetti might sound Italian but is Namibian-born and played most of his career in neighbouring South Africa, where as a creative midfielder he won a league title with Cape Town club Santos. He started coaching almost as soon as he hung up his boots, first at club level in Windhoek, then with Namibia’s under-20 juniors and, from 2013, the national team.
The 44-year-old is among the younger crop of coaches at the tournament in Egypt.
Key player: Ryan Nyambe. Age: 21. Fullback.
Brought up from the age of nine in England, Nyambe only made his international debut last week in the build-up to the finals. He is one of just two European-based players in the squad, having already had three seasons in Blackburn’s first team after joining their academy at the age of 13. In April, he signed for two more years with the Championship outfit.
Nyambe was born in Katima Mulilo, which is on the northern border with Zambia.