Sierra Leone drop to 111 in Fifa rankings


Sierra Leone have suffered their lowest in 11 months, 28 places down sitting 111 position in the latest Fifa world rankings published on Thursday.

The Leone Stars continue to descend since they soared 14 places up in the Fifa world rankings for August 2014 lifting them into the top 50 for the first time in their history.

In August last year, they were among the top 10 teams of the continent, sitting in seventh place. In the rankings released for July Sierra Leone lie 31 in Africa.

In 2007, they had fallen to their worst ranking at 172nd place.

Sierra Leone recently lost to Sudan in the 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier in Khartoum 1-0 and was also eliminated from the African Nations Cup Championship at Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

Les Mourabitones prove too strong for Leone Stars as they advanced defeating Sierra Leone 4-1 on aggregate to reach the next stage of the African Nations Cup Championship (CHAN).

In terms of continental ranking, Algeria in first place with 94, Cote d’Ivoire 2nd with 917 points and Ghana 3rd, Tunisia fourth and Senegal in fifth, followed by Cameroon, Congo, Cape Verde and Egypt are all placed way above Sierra Leone.

Meanwhile, the newly crowned South American champions Chile have moved up eight positions, only just missing out on a top-ten ranking at number 11.

Argentina is the new top team on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Despite losing to Chile on penalties in the final of the Copa America,

The next ranking will be released on August 6, 2015.


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