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Senegal is Africa’s Best in FIFA Rankings

Senegal have been rated as Africa’s best nation in the latest FIFA monthly rankings released on Thursday.

Senegal have been rated as Africa’s best nation in the latest FIFA monthly rankings released on Thursday.

The Lions of Teranga are now Africa’s highest ranked side having replaced Tunisia, who dropped four places to 26th globally after Egypt beat them 3-2 in Alexandria in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Senegal are now placed 22nd on the overall rankings, two spots up after they defeated Equatorial Guinea 1-0 away in another African Cup of Nations qualification match.

Morocco, who beat African Champions Cameroon 2-0, are the third ranked country on the continent and 40th in the world.

Nigeria remains at 44th position after their 1-1 draw against South Africa in Johannesburg on November 17 while Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who slipped three places down are now ranked 49th.

There are no changes at the summit of the global ladder, but Portugal and Argentina climbed one place each to be ranked 6th and 11th, respectively.

For Central and East African (CECAFA) region, Uganda remains the top-ranked side after jumping four places to 75th globally.

Kenya remain stagnant at position 105 having not been active this month, after their 2019 Africa Football Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Sierra Leone on November 18 was cancelled.

Sudan, who have already exited the battle to be at the Cup of Nations next year, have jumped eight places to 127th after beating Madagascar 3-1 in Antananarivo on November 18.

Rwanda also improved to 137th in the world after holding the Central African Republic to a 2-2 draw in a Group “H” qualifying match for 2019 AFCON.

Tanzania is fifth in CECAFA and 138th in the roaster while Burundi moved up another three places courtesy of the 5-2 win over South Sudan in a Group “C” match in Juba.

Ethiopia is down one place to 151 after being whipped 2-0 by Ghana in a Group “F” encounter.

However, other region members Djibouti remain in position 197th, while Eritrea and Somalia remain at 204.

Africa’s Top 10 on November’s Fifa rankings (global position in brackets)

  1. Senegal (23), 2. Tunisia (26), 3. Morocco (40), 4. Nigeria (44), 5. DR Congo (49), 6. Ghana (51), 7. Cameroon (55), 8. Egypt (56), 9. Burkina Faso (61), 10. Mali (64), 11. Ivory Coast (65), 12. Guinea (66), 13. Algeria (67), 14. Cape Verde (72), 15. South Africa (72), 16. Uganda (75), 17. Zambia (82), 18. Congo Brazzaville (84), 19. Gabon (85), 20. Benin (94)

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