An interesting fixture is on the cards as Angola and Namibia square off against each other at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024). Which of these teams will advance to the quarter-final when it's all said and done?
Angola vs Namibia overview
Angola impressed in the group stages, finishing at the top of a group containing Algeria and Burkina Faso.
The last time Angola made it past the group stages was in 2010, and they lost their first game in the knockout stages. Pedro Goncalves will hope to lead his team to the last eight as they meet Namibia.
On the other hand, Namibia managed to secure a place in the knockout stages on the last day, after finishing third in Group E.
Interestingly, the Brave Warriors had never made it past the group stages until this year, as they finished last in their previous three outings. It'll be interesting to see how they'll match-up against their Angolan opponents.
Angola vs Namibia head to head
This will be the 13th encounter between these teams since they first met in September 1994. Namibia have never beaten Angola.
As it stands, Angola have six wins and six draws in 12 previous clashes between these outfits.
It's also worth mentioning that these sides will meet for the first time since November 2015, and for the first time at the AFCON since February 1998.
Angola vs Namibia potential lineups
Fredy and Bruno Paz were injured in Angola's final group game and are both questionable for this match.
The Black Sable Antelopes are expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Mabululu leading the attack. The Al Ittihad player scored twice in the group stages.
On the other hand, Collin Benjamin will likely adopt a 4-1-4-1 formation with Peter Shalulile being the lone forward. The Mamelodi Sundowns player has had a disappointing AFCON campaign so far, and is still hunting for his first goal.
With that being said, these are our probable Angola vs Namibia lineups:
Defenders: Eddie Afonso, Kialonda Gaspar, Quinito, To Carniero.
Midfielders: Zini, Show, Estrela.
Forwards: Gilberto, Mabululu, Gelson Dala.
Goalkeeper: Junior Kazapua.
Defenders: Ivan Kamberipa, Kennedy Amutenya, Lubeni Haukongo, Riaan Hanamub.
Midfielders: Aprocius Petrus, Bethuel Muzeu, Menelik Tjiueza, Ngero Katua, Deon Hotto.
Forwards: Peter Shalulile.
Angola vs Namibia tactical analysis
Angola have enjoyed some fine form lately, winning back-to-back games with no losses in their last seven matches.
The Black Sable Antelopes have been really solid defensively, as they kept four clean sheets in their last six games.
In contrast, Namibia won just one of their last four matches. They have struggled in front of goal this year, scoring just once in their last four matches.
Angola vs Namibia prediction
On paper, this doesn't look like an easy match-up for Namibia. For one, the Brave Warriors have no wins in 12 previous clashes between these teams.
Also, Namibia failed to score in three of their last four matches. They'll find it difficult to score against Angola, who did not concede in four of their last six matches.
All in all, this looks like a low-scoring games, so our Angola vs Namibia prediction is that both teams will not score.
Where to watch Angola vs Namibia live
TPA 2, Girassol TV and AfroSport TV will broadcast this match for fans who live in Angola.
Meanwhile those who reside in Namibia can tune into Supersport for live coverage of this game.