Although Namibia only joined the international football family in 1992, they have already played over 27 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches.
Unfortunately, though, their last qualifying campaign was kept to the minimum two matches after they were drawn against Rwanda, who had sensationally knocked out Ghana in the qualifiers for the 2004 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
Positioned below the Rwandans in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, it came as no surprise when the Brave Warriors were knocked out of the competition, the Amavubi (Wasps) delivering the killer sting in the first leg in Kigali, notching three goals in the space of 16 minutes to earn a comfortable 3-0 victory.
Namibia managed to restrict the damage by holding their opponents to a 1-1 draw in the return leg in Windhoek, but it could not prevent the Brave Warriors from being eliminated.
Since then, Namibia have continued their progress and qualified for the 2008 CAF Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ghana, although they were eliminated after losing all three of their Group A matches against Ghana, Guinea and Morocco.
In July 2008 appointed Belgian Tom Saintfiet as the new Brave Warriors coach, who replaced Dutchman Arie Schans.