Ryan Nyambe has received his first international call-up since the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Namibia have named Nyambe in their squad for matches against Chad and Guinea this week, both qualifiers for the 2021 tournament.

Nyambe requested to be left out of the September and October squads for games against Eritrea, Madagascar and Zambia in a bid to win back his place in the Rovers side.

But the Brave Warriors kick-off off their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying camp against Chad on Wednesday, with Nyambe back in the fold.

The 21-year-old has started each of the last five Rovers matches, including the last two in central defence where he featured in every minute of Namibia’s three tournament games in the summer.

Nyambe declared his allegiance to the country of his birth ahead of the tournament and played in the 1-0 defeats to Morocco and South Africa and 4-1 loss to Ivory Coast as they exited at the group stages.

He won the first of his four caps in a friendly with Ghana ahead of the tournament and will be looking to add to his tally this week.

Namibia host Chad on Wednesday and travel to face Guinea on Sunday, with Mali the other team in their qualifying group.

The defender will then return to Rovers in time for their return to Championship action against Barnsley at Ewood on November 23. 

The 2019 tournament, held in Egypt, was won by Algeria. It was the third that Namibia had qualified for the finals, but first since 2008.