Harare – Namibia’s Brave Warriors have added three points to their tally, boosting their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying chances, albeit without kicking a ball.
This follows the disqualification of their opponents, Chad by the Confederation of African Football.
Chad were expected to take on Namibia on Wednesday and later make a journey to face Mali on Sunday.
But, an impasse between the Chadian Sports Ministry and the Football Federation has prompted CAF to act.
The Sports Ministry announced the disbanding of the Football Federation on 10 March 2021.
Following the disqualification of Chad, Namibia and Mali have both been awarded the points.
In line with article 61 and article 64 of the CAF regulations, Chad are considered losers of both matches.
In any case, Chad were languishing bottom of the standings in Group A behind Mali, Guinea and Namibia.
It is the Brave Warriors who have been thrown a huge lifeline as they are now just two points behind second-placed Guinea.
The Bobby Samaria-coached side will have to beat Guinea at home on Sunday and already-qualified Mali could do them a favour by dismissing Guinea away first, this Wednesday.