Latest FIFA ranking for Africa: Algeria leads for 20th unbroken month

Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Algeria has retained its first position in Africa for the 20th unbroken month, according to the latest FIFA rankings for African senior men's football teams.

In the rankings, released here Thursday, Algeria ranked first ahead of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Tunisia and Senegal in that order.

The only broken sequence in the first 10 places was Cape Verde, which vaulted from 10th to 6th spot to push Congo, sixth last month, to 8th spot this month.

For its part, soccer powerhouse Nigeria dropped from 9th to 10th spot

Here are the full rankings:

World Ranking                                Teams                         Ranking in Africa
19                                                        Algeria                                1
21                                                        Côte d'Ivoire                     2
25                                                        Ghana                                 3
36                                                        Tunisia                                4
38                                                        Senegal                               5
41                                                        Cape Verde Islands          6
48                                                        Cameroon                           7
49                                                        Congo                                  8
51                                                        Egypt                                    9
52                                                        Nigeria                                10
55                                                        Guinea                                11
60                                                        DR Congo                          12
62                                                        Mali                                      13
65                                                        Gabon                                 14
67                                                        Equatorial Guinea            15
71                                                        Zambia                                16
73                                                        South Africa                      17
75                                                        Uganda                              18
76                                                        Burkina Faso                    19
79                                                        Togo                                    20
80                                                        Morocco                             21
84                                                        Sudan                                 22
89                                                        Mauritania                          23
93                                                        Rwanda                              24
95                                                        Liberia                                 25
97                                                        Angola                                 26
100                                                      Benin                                   27
101                                                      Malawi                                 28
105                                                      Libya                                   29
107                                                      Mozambique                     30
108                                                      Ethiopia                              31
109                                                      Zimbabwe                          32
111                                                      Botswana                           33
113                                                      Burundi                              34
120                                                      Niger                                   35
121                                                      Sierra Leone                     36
125                                                      Namibia                              37
126                                                      Central African Republic 38
127                                                      Madagascar                        39
131                                                      Kenya                                   40
135                                                      Swaziland                            41
136                                                      Tanzania                              42
140                                                      Lesotho                                43
144                                                      South Sudan                       44
147                                                      Guinea-Bissau                    45
161                                                      Gambia                                  46
168                                                      Mauritius                               47
175                                                      Chad                                      48
184                                                      Seychelles                            49
193                                                      Comoros                               50
193                                                      Sao Tomé e Príncipe          51
202                                                      Eritrea                                     52
203                                                      Somalia                                  53
206                                                      Djibouti                                  54
-0- PANA VAO/SEG 2Oct2015



02 october 2015 08:57:03




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