Ghana Drops In Latest FIFA Ranking to 51st Position
Ghana’s defeat against Kenya in the 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualification has denied them a place in the first 50 of the FIFA ranking for the month of September.
The Black Stars who were rated 45 place have now slipped to 51st position on the FIFA ranking for the month of September.
Kenya after that victory have moved five places to 107th globally. Tunisia are up one place to 23 in the world to make them the outright top-ranked African nation.
The Carthage Eagles move comes on the back of their 2-0 victory in Swaziland in a Nations Cup tie. Senegal, who were joint top in August, drop to 25th in the world and 2nd in Africa after they were held to a 2-2 draw in Madagascar in Nations Cup qualifier.
As a result of that defeat to Kenya, the Black Stars join Slovenia (61st, down 6), as the biggest fallers of the month.
Ghana’s highest ever performance since the ranking’s introduction in August 1993 remains a 14 place in February 2008, while their worst placement was an 89 position reached in June 2004.
Belgium climbed to the top of the ranking alongside 2018 World Cup winners France, which means that the top spot is currently being shared for the first time in the table’s 25-year history.
A pair of wins for the Red Devils (1st, up 1), including their first in the UEFA Nations League over Iceland (36th, down 4), has brought them level with Les Bleus (1st, unchanged) on 1,729 points. The only other change in the top ten sees Denmark (10th, down 1) slip below Spain (9th, unchanged).
Africa’s Top 10 on August’s Fifa rankings (global position in brackets):
1. Tunisia (23)
2. Senegal (25)
3. DR Congo (40)
4. Morocco (45)
5. Nigeria (48)
6. Cameroon (50)
7. Ghana (51)
8. Burkina Faso (56)
9. Mali (63)
10. Egypt (64)