WINDHOEK: The national men’s senior football team, the Brave Warriors, were drawn alongside Cameroon, Kenya, and Zimbabwe in Group J of the 2025 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

The draw took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday.

Namibia will once again face Cameroon and Kenya, teams they met during the 2023 Ivory Coast AFCON qualifiers held in 2023.

In the previous qualifiers for the 2023 TotalEnergies Confederation of African Football (CAF) AFCON qualifiers, Zimbabwe and Kenya could not compete due to a suspension imposed by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).

Meanwhile, Cameroon, which topped Group C consisting of Namibia, Kenya, and Burundi in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers, will also be part of Group J.

The qualifiers for the 2025 Morocco TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations will be held from September 2024 to November 2024. Only the top team and runner-up from each of the 11 groups (excluding hosts Morocco) will qualify for the competition.

In an intervi
ew with Nampa after the draw, Collin Benjamin, the head coach of the Brave Warriors said that they have been drawn in a very tough group against very good teams.

‘Hostile away games in Yaoundé, Nairobi and Harare awaiting the Brave Warriors. Everything should be precise on and off the field to overcome those obstacles. We are Brave Warriors and looking for our chance,’ said Benjamin.

The AFCON Morocco 2025 will be held from 21 December 2025 to 18 January 2026.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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