Namibia secured their place at a seventh successive Rugby World Cup by beating Kenya 36-0 in the final of the Rugby Africa Cup 2022 in Aix-en-Provence on Sunday.
The Welwitschias have been in fine form in the south of France, winning their quarter-final against Burkina Faso 71-5 before a 34-19 defeat of Zimbabwe in the last four.
They continued that run in the showpiece match, proving too strong for Kenya as they ran out 36-0 winners at Stade Maurice-David.
The first half was one-sided, with Namibia putting on an incredible amount of pressure to lead 15-0 at the break, despite the strong support of the Kenyan fans in the stands.
Despite a serious chance to score a first try shortly after the hour mark - Collins Injera's foot pushed into touch inches from the line - Namibia extended their lead with successive penalties.
Against a Kenyan side that never gave up, Namibia pushed forward with two tries in quick succession in the last two minutes of the match through Wian Conradie and captain Johan Deysel, just under the posts.
Kenya’s RWC 2023 dream is not over, as the Rugby Africa Cup 2022 runners-up will now take part in the Final Qualification Tournament in November.