Namibia vs Tanzania Prediction: African Nations Match on 23.01.2021
As well as a hectic Saturday schedule from the top European football leagues followers of the beautiful game also have a pair of African Cup of Nations contests to look forward to. In this article, our team of experts preview Namibia vs Tanzania which kicks off at 19:00 GMT and will be shown live on major television stations across the globe.
Followers of the form will be interested to learn Namibia and Tanzania have never met in competitive football. That adds a little extra value to this game with both teams pushing for all three points as well as their place in the history books.
Brave Warriors aiming to make history
Brave Warriors are currently ranked 119th in the world by FIFA having been as high as 68th in 1998. They have participated in the African Cup of Nations a total of three times in the past but have never made it past the group stages, playing the minimum number of games in 1998, 2008 and 2019. Will this be the year they finally progress?
Most fans know winning the trophy outright is beyond Namibia but they do boast a pool of players capable of being competitive in the group and the squad will believe they have what it takes to beat Tanzania in what should be a close-fought 90 minutes.
Taifa Stars make their third appearance
Taifa Stars sit 135th in the FIFA rankings heading into this tournament and have appeared in the African Cup of Nations only twice before. They first made it to this stage in 1980 but had to wait until 2019 to return. Both previous efforts ended with Tanzania being knocked out at the group stages. Many experts predict a repeat performance this year.
The Tanzania squad are aware of their limitations, but they do have talent in their squad and would’ve marked this as a game they can take three points from. They must show their best to have any chance of getting the victory.
Namibia vs Tanzania prediction
Both sides will view this as a game they could win and keep alive their chances of making it to the next round. Followers of the live TV coverage will be treated to an enjoyable game and armchair fans hope this one throws up a few goals.
African Nations odds
Namibia are 1.92 to win with Tanzania 2.436 and the draw 7.
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