Ghana rise in latest FIFA rankings after Ethiopia win

Published on: 29 November 2018

Ghana have moved up from 52nd to the 51st position in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola rankings announced on Thursday. 

The Black Stars have moved up one place on the global ranking and have also moved a position up on the continental level.

The November's release sees Ghana increase in total accumulated points from 1407 to 1412.

This rise is attributed to the team's 2-0 win over Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier earlier in the month.

The Black Stars have also ascended by one spot from seventh to sixth, ahead of Cameroon (55th in the world), Egypt (56), Burkina Faso (61) and Mali (64).

Senegal (23) beat Tunisia (26) for the top spot, while Morocco (40), Nigeria (44) and Congo DR (49) make up Africa’s top five.

Meanwhile, on the world stage there has not been changes in the top five as Belgium, France. Brazil, Croatia and England kept their places from October.

Portugal, up by one position, now hold the sixth spot, followed by Uruguay, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark in the top 10 order.