FIFA Ranking: Nigeria maintains lead in FIFA ranking for African Women's Teams

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) -  Nigeria on Friday maintained its top position in the latest world ranking for African women's teams, PANA reported here, quoting from the latest FIFA World Rankings.

Ranked 37th globally and first in Africa, Nigeria is fast carving a niche for itself as the perennial leader in women's football in the continent, having taken the lead since 2013.

Ghana is second in Africa and 46th in the world, Cameroon third but 47th in the world and South Africa is Africa's fourth-placed team and 48th in the world.

Below is the ranking in details:

Teams   -   World Ranking  -  African  Ranking
Nigeria              37                                   1
Ghana                 46                              2
Cameroon          47                                   3                          
South Africa       48                                    4
Equatorial Guinea  52                               5
Côte d'Ivoire            62                              6
Tunisia                      71                               7
Morocco                   73                               8
Egypt                         80                               9
Algeria                       82                               10  
Senegal                     89                               11
Mali                             92                              12
Zimbabwe                  94                              13
Congo                        95                               14
Ethiopia                   105                               15
Guinea                    113                                16
Burkina Faso        116                                 17
Gabon                     117                                18
Namibia                   118                                19
Zambia                     119                               20
Tanzania                 125                                21
Uganda                   129                                22
Malawi                     130                                23
Swaziland              131                                24
Kenya                      132                                25
Botswana               134                                26

According to FIFA, the following teams were inactive for more than 18 months and therefore not ranked -- Benin, Angola, DR Congo, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Rwanda, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mozambique, Lesotho, and Comoros.
-0- PANA VAO 26Aug2016

26 august 2016 13:15:12




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