Namibia’s Brave Warriors climbed five positions to 120 in the world on the monthly FIFA rankings which were released on Wednesday.
During the period under review Namibia played to two goalless draws - at home against Zambia on May 26, and away to Malawi on June 5.
The Brave Warriors are now ranked 34th in Africa and eighth in the SADC region.
Zambia remain the top ranked nation in SADC, having dropped three places to 49th in the world.
The rest of the top ranked SADC nations are South Africa, the DRC, Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.
A late penalty by Chilean full-back Francisco Urroz saw the home side celebrate a thrilling 23-21 win over Namibia at the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy in Chile on Wednesday.
Having lost to Italy in round two, the Chilean Cóndores were desperate to beat Namibia and take a place in the third/fourth-place playoff at the tournament headquarters in the beautiful Germán Becker Stadium, Temuco.
Unam joined Mariental at the top of the Namibian Rugby Premier League after a come-from-behind 27-26 victory away to United over the weekend.
Playing at the Trustco United field, United seemed to be heading for victory when they took a 23-9 lead at halftime after a try by wing Nandivatu Karuuombe and six penalties by Winmar Rust.
Unam were however a changed team after the break, after co-coach Werner Jeffrey gave them a stern talking to at halftime.
In our focus on the upcoming Cosafa Cup in July 2013, we bring you a team profile on Botswana.
Botswana’s ‘Zebras’ have shown a remarkable rise in proficiency over the last years and were semifinalists in the 2007 edition of the Cosafa Senior Challenge.
They also qualified for the 2012 African Nations Cup finals, the first time they have appeared at the continental showpiece.
The team is coached by Stanley Tshosane, who is in his second spell in charge and is one of the longest serving coaches on the continent.
Botswana’s COSAFA Cup record
Football development continues to make strides in Namibia as the NFA is conducting the first-ever CAF Coaching A License course in Namibia for the elite coaches in the country.
The course started on Monday and will last for six weeks divided into three blocks.
The course will be very intensive with various specialists’ instructors coming in to do specific sessions such as Erich Rutemoller and Ralf Peter, both FIFA accredited instructors, as the chief conductors.