Expectations will be low and that may mean they play a bit more openly.
The squad is full of useful foreign-based players like Ryan Nyambe, the impressive Blackburn Rovers defender, and the prolific Carl-Zeiss Jena forward Manfred Starke, who returns after a long absence. If they start quickly, they could battle a vulnerable South Africa for third place and a spot in the last-16.
A first appearance in the finals since 2008 is a welcome achievement but Namibia came through the weakest qualifying group and it's hard to see them laying a glove on the big guns. The lack of top-level experience in the squad is clear; the margins are unlikely to work in their favour at this level.
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