Namibia in Pot Four ahead of CAF Afcon draw

26 Mar 2019 10:31am
WINDHOEK, 26 MAR (NAMPA) – The Brave Warriors were drawn in Pot Four by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Monday, ahead of the scheduled draw for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on 12 April 2019.
This was announced by CAF on its website.
Namibia’s senior national men’s football team on Saturday qualified to compete in the 2019 Afcon that will be held in Egypt from 21 June to 19 July.
The Brave Warriors finished as Group K runners-up with eight points despite going down to Zambia with a 4-1 scoreline. They were however aided by the 2-2 draw between Guinea Bissau, who won the group with nine points, and Mozambique who finished third.
The seeding of teams in different pots by the organising committee of the competition was determined by the performance of the qualifying teams during the Afcon final tournaments (2013, 2015, 2017), Afcon qualifiers (2015, 2017, 2019) and March 2019 International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) world rankings.
Namibia, who stand a chance of being drawn in a group with the top seeded teams that are in Pot One, was drawn in the same pot as Mauritania, Benin, Kenya, Madagascar and Tanzania.
The 24 teams that qualified for the finals of the CAF Afcon will be drawn into six groups of four teams each, with the teams playing each other once and the top two teams of the groups advancing to the next stage of the competition.
Hosts Egypt, Cameroon (title holders), Ghana, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Senegal were drawn in Pot One, while Pot Two contains Morocco, Nigeria, Algeria, Guinea, Mali and DR Congo.
Pot Three consists of Uganda, South Africa, Guinea-Bissau, Zimbabwe, Angola and Burundi.