2010 Africa Cup of Nations hosts Angola will host the Cosafa Senior Challenge Cup from 13 to 27 November.
The tournament will be played in the two cities of Lubango and Benguela, which hosted some of the AFCON matches in January.
At last year’s tournament Namibia lost 1-0 to Zambia in the quarterfinal stages in Zimbabwe. The hosts were the eventual winners of the cup.
If the Brave Warriors do not improve on their current ranking at the time of the Cosafa draw, then chances are that they will have to play in the group stages of the tournament. Last year because of their superior ranking they immediately qualified to play in the quarterfinals.
At the moment, there are seven Cosafa countries ranked higher than Namibia, who are ranked 115 in the world according to the latest Coca Cola FIFA rankings. They are South Africa (66), Zambia (72), Malawi (74), Mozambique (80) Angola (87), Botswana (93), and Zimbabwe (113).
Namibia’s best performance at the tournament was in 1999 when they reached the finals but lost to Angola after losing 1-0 in Luanda and then playing to a 1-1 draw in the Windhoek leg.
Zimbabwe is the nation that won the cup the most times with four title, while the host Angola has won the tournament three times since the tournament started in 1997.