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Last Updated: Friday, 11 January 2008, 18:50 GMT
Namibia name squad for Ghana
Namibia's Collin Benjamin
Collin Benjamin will play for Namibia at the Africa Cup of Nations
Namibia have named their 23-man squad for their Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Ghana.

The Brave Warriors' are making just their second appearance at African football's show piece and their squad includes just three players who ply their trade in Europe.

Two play in Germany; Collin Benjamin is with Bundesliga side Hamburg while Oliver Risser is with lower-league side SC Bonner.

Midfielder Quintin Jacobs plays for Norwegian side Bryne FC.

Former captain Robert Nauseb was ruled out of the final list due to a recurrent knee injury.

Namibia are in Group A and begin their campaign against Morocco on 21 January before games against Guinea and hosts Ghana.

Namibia squad:

Goalkeepers: Athiel Mbaha (Orlando Pirates), Abisia Shiningayamwe (Jomo Cosmos, South Africa), Aphraim Tjihonge (Black Leopards, South Africa)

Defenders: Michael Pienaar (Ramblers), Franklin April (Civics), Gottlieb Nakuta (Blue Waters), Richard Gariseb (Wits University, South Africa), Hartman Toromba (Black Leopards, South Africa), Jeremiah Baisako (Ramblers), Maleagi Ngarizemo (FC Cape Town, South Africa)

Midfielders: Quinton Jacobs (Bryne FC, Norway), Brian Brendell (Civics), Abraham Shatimuene (Premeiro de Agosto, Angola), Jamunovandu Ngatjizeko (Civics), Oliver Risser (SC Bonner, Germany), Sydney Plaatjies (Jomo Cosmos, South Africa), Wycliff Kambonde (Jomo Cosmos, South Africa), Collin Benjamin (Hamburg SV, Germany)

Strikers: Muna Katupose (Oshakati City), Levis Meraai Swartbooi (Premeiro de Agosto, Angola), Rudolf Bester (Eleven Arrows), Jabob Pineas (Ramblers), Lazarus Kaimbi (Jomo Cosmos, South Africa)

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