November 24, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr
Sierra Leone moved two places from 99th to 97th in the latest global rankings for November, despite not kicking a ball since September.
While the senior team, Leone Stars are yet to play a single match since the 2-1 win over Kenya in Freetown. The Sierra Leone national home-based stars were eliminated from this year’s WAFU Cup of Nations in September following a 2-0 defeat to Nigeria’s home-based Eagles at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Ghana.
Meanwhile, West African neighbours Senegal is among the biggest climbers.
Senegal, who moved up to 23 from 32 on the Fifa World Rankings for November, was impressive against South Africa during their World Cup replayed contest at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in November that saw them qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles are the lowest ranked among Africa’s World Cup-bound nations at 50 globally and 8 on the continent.
Burkina Faso also impressive they’re the biggest continental movers – moved 11 places up to reach 44 overall and six in Africa.
The global top five of Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium remains unchanged from October.
Africa’s top ten: Senegal (23), Tunisia (27), Egypt (31). DR Congo (36), Morocco (40)
Burkina Faso (44), Cameroon (45), Nigeria (50), Ghana (51), Ivory Coast (61)
Sierra Leone (97 in the World) static 23 in Africa. The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 21 December 2017.