African Podium Remains Unchanged In FIFA Rankings

Written by Peter Pedroncelli

Algeria have retained the top position in Africa according to the September edition of the FIFA rankings, while Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana remain in second and third spot respectively.

The Fennec Foxes place in 20th position in world football governing body FIFA’s list for the month, falling by a single position, while 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) champions Cote D’Ivoire keep their 21st position and the second spot on the continent, maintaining their effort to reach the top of the ranking from an African perspective.

Ghana keep their third spot on the continent, placing at 27th overall, which is the same position that they occupied in August.

Tunisia move one place up in the general standings to 33 as the fourth best-placed African team, with Senegal following on their heels at 38. Congo is 42nd best in the world, while the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon find themselves one place behind the Congolese.

Seven-time Nations Cup winners Egypt move up three spots into the top 50 in the world at 49, while the Pharaohs have the Super Eagles of Nigeria behind them in 53rd place. The top ten of African teams is completed by Cape Verde in 56th spot.

Rwanda is the biggest winner in the September edition of the ranking, having moved up 13 places to 78th position in the world, and 20th in Africa. South Africa’s Bafana remain in the same place as August, in 72nd position.


FIFA Ranking Top Ten African Nations for September

1. Algeria (19)

2. Ivory Coast (21)

3. Ghana (27)

4. Tunisia (33)

5. Senegal (38)

6. Congo (42)

7. Cameroon (43)

8. Egypt (49)

9. Nigeria (53)

10. Cape Verde (56)