April 10, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Sierra Leone has dropped from 87th to 88th in the latest world football governing body, FIFA ranking for the month of April, despite not playing a single match during the international break last month.
The Leone Stars, whose last official match was against DR Congo last year in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, scored a total of 382 points in this month’s world ranking but dropped a place down despite maintaining its 23rd position on the continent (Africa).
However, Sierra Leone is still sitting above former Africa Cup of Nations host Angola (24th), Morocco (25th) and Benin (26th) in both the African and world rankings.
Meanwhile, there were several notable changes in the April ranking, with Belgium achieving their highest-ever position following two wins in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. They are now third and trailing only Germany and Argentina.
A total of 135 ‘A’ internationals were taken into account for the latest edition, taking the total number of games evaluated so far this year to 217. Of the new matches, 25 were qualifiers for Euro 2016, 26 were 2018 World Cup qualifiers (CONCACAF, AFC) and 84 were friendlies.
The next FIFA ranking will be published on May 7.
Top 10 African Ranking:
2. Ivory Coast
6. Cape Verde