FIFA Rankings: Sierra Leone down to 19Th in Africa 77Th in the World


Sierra Leone continues to descend in the FIFA global rankings moving down two places to 77Th in the World and 19Th in Africa of the October ranking released by the world football governing body.

Photo: Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.

Having lost three of their last four matches in the African Nations cup qualifiers, a miserable start to their campaign, the latest was a 2-nil defeat in Yaoundé.

Ironically the Sierra Leone national team emerges as one of the worst national teams with the most controversies during the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers.

Early this month a row over coaching staff with the country’s Football Association (SLFA), and sports ministry announcing two separate sets of coaches to take charge of their qualifiers against Cameroon, a move that leaves Sierra Leone’s preparations in Cameroon in disarray.

The indomitable Lions who are topping Group D of the 2015 Afcon qualifier with 10 points after four rounds of matches, Moved to 7Th in Africa and 40 in the World.

Algeria “Desert” Foxes have continued to ascend as they have now moved to 15th place on the log (their highest placement ever).

The North Africans are 10 places ahead of the next African team that is Ivory Coast and Cape Verde moving up eight places to fourth in Africa 33rd in the World.

Germany topping the world, despite their difficult start to their Euro 2016 qualification campaign, according to FIFA, 141 matches were taken into account for the October edition of the world ranking, exactly the same number as last month.

Of those matches, 49 were European qualifiers, 28 were African qualifiers, 10 were CONCACAF qualifiers, and 54 were friendlies.

In total, 667 matches have been taken into account over the course of the year so far.

Meanwhile, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Cape Verde and Ghana are Africa’s top five.

Top Ten African teams
15 – 1 Algeria
25 – 2 Côte d’Ivoire
31- 3 Tunisia
33 -4 Cape Verde
35 -5 Ghana
38 -6 Egypt
40 -7 Cameroon
41 -8 Senegal
42 -9 Nigeria
52 -10 Togo


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