Kenya Simbas have a mountain to climb when they take to the Hage Geingob National Rugby Stadium this evening (5 pm) bidding to break a four-year winless run against Namibia and qualify for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Kenya have never qualified for the global finals before, but whoever finishes second in the pool will have another chance to seal their place in Japan through the Repechage competition that also includes Canada, Hong Kong and Germany.
Meanwhile, Kenya coach Ian Snook knows it will take a complete 80-minute performance from his side if they are to beat Namibia for only the third time in history and qualify for their first Rugby World Cup.
Australia's hopes of claiming the Bledisloe for the first time since 2002 now rest on winning the second test of the three-match series next week at Eden Park, where it has not tasted victory since 1986.
Ambaka would score his second try of the match but it was a little too late for Kenya, as Namibia increased their tally when Max Katjijeko scored the fifth try.
Full-back Chrysander Botha and Louis Van der Westhuizen then scored back-to-back tries to put Namibia in the driving seat.
Speaking to the media after the match Namibia's Coach Phil Davies said he was pleased with the ambitions of his side. This means a lot as we have been building a team since the last world cup.
"It was a pleasantly good performance and very many things worked well for us and obviously there were a few which didn't but we will work on them", the tactician said.
"We've had a four-year cycle of continuity since the last World Cup whereas, after previous tournaments, everything stopped for a couple of years".
"We played well today, the team stuck to the game plan. We have depth now", he commented.
Both teams have won their opening four matches but the Namibians' dominance can be seen from the 294 points they have piled, against just 41, for a points difference of +253, in a campaign in which they have scored 45 tries and conceded just five, with four of those tries coming in one match in Zimbabwe. "It will be a fantastic occasion and one that African Rugby will be proud of, I am sure we will win" Davis said.