Latest FIFA Ranking: Ghana drops, Senegal remains best in Africa


Despite a nerve victory over South Africa, Ghana have dropped in the latest FIFA Ranking following the conclusion of the second round of World Cup qualifiers while Equatorial Guinea and Togo are the African teams that gathered the most points.

Nigeria and Uganda remain at their last spots while South Africa, Ghana, and Tanzania dropped some places in FIFA’s World Rankings for November.

The second round of the World Cup of qualification ended on Tuesday in Africa for the 2022 World Cup with 10 countries progressing as group winners to the play-offs.

Following the performance of the teams and results, FIFA announced the monthly ratings with the top five African countries expected to face the lowest-ranked countries in the upcoming qualifiers.

According to Friday’s release, Equatorial Guinea and Togo are the biggest movers in the world – the former rose by 12 positions to 114th while the Sparrow Hawks moved nine places to sit in the 125th spot.

Senegal remains the best football nation in the African continent after ending their group without a defeat winning five and a draw in six-game helping them to pick the 20th spot in the World.

Morocco impressed to surpass Tunisia to occupy second place after keeping back-to-back clean sheets which came with 3-0 wins over Sudan and Guinea in Group I. Meanwhile, the Carthage Eagles are third on the continent after they sealed the Group B ticket.

Reigning African champions Algeria occupy the fourth spot followed by Nigeria in the fifth place who recorded a win (Liberia 2-0) and a draw (Cape Verde 1-1) in their last two games.

The Super Eagles are still 36th in the world with a total of 1478.78 points (+0.60).

After sealing their dominance in Group F, Egypt is also unmoved in the sixth position while Cameroon moved past Ivory Coast and Ghana to take the seventh spot with a total of 1437.35 points (+19.14) after a 1-0 win over the Elephants sealed their qualification for the play-offs in Group D.

Ghana are next in the eighth position with a total point of 1428.97 (+4.10) after a magic finish in Group G, where they pipped South Africa by virtue of scoring more goals because the teams were tied on 13 points after six games whilst having the same goal difference.

Mali moved up a place to the ninth spot with 1427 points (+15.59) after they won Group E without conceding a goal and they scored 11 in total.

Although they did not make the play-off round, Ivory Coast complete the top 10 best footballing countries in Africa while DR Congo, who led Group J, overtook South Africa to take the 12th spot with 1375.64 points (+18.03).

Bafana Bafana is 13th on the continent having gathered 1358.24 points (-3.37).

Uganda occupies the 16th spot after accumulating 1285.28 points while Kenya is 22nd with 1202.26 points and Tanzania is 37th with 1118.76 points.


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