AFCON AFCON 2023: Angola vs Namibia confirmed line up

Angola will take on COSAFA neighbours Namibia in the Round of the 16 of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations at Stade de la Paix in Bouake, Ivory Coast on Saturday.

The Palancas Negras topped their group with seven points ahead of Burkina Faso and Mauritania and will play against a Brave Warriors side that finished third in Group E behind Mali and South Africa.


● This is only the second meeting between Angola and Namibia at the AFCON ; the other was a 3-3 draw in the 1998 group stages, a game in which Namibia were 2-0 and 3-1 ahead.

● Angola and Namibia haven’t met in any competition since a November 2015 friendly at the Estádio 11 de Novembro, won 1-0 by Angola.

● Namibia are featuring in the AFCON knockout stages for the first time. They’ve only won one of their 12 group stage matches at AFCON (D3 L8), with that coming on MD1 this year against Tunisia.

● Angola have won two matches at the AFCON, the first time they’ve ever won two games at one edition of AFCON and the first time they’ve won back-to-back games in the tournament.

Angola starting XI: Neblu, Afonso, Gaspar, Buatu, To Carneiro, Estrela, Show, Fredy, Gilberto, Mabululu, Dala.

Subs: Antonio, Bela, Inacio, Kadu, Keliano, Luvumbo, Milson, Paz, Quinito, Zini.

Namibia starting XI: Kazapua, Kamberipa, Amutenya, Haukongo, Hanamub, Muzeu, Katua, Petrus, Hotto, Tjiueza, Shalulile.

Subs: Gebhardt, Hambira, Haoseb, Kamatuka, Kambato, Limbondi, Maova, Ndisiro, Nyambe, Papama, Rudath, Shitembi.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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