South Africa drop two spots to 68th in latest FIFA world rankings after Ghana defeat

Published on: 23 November 2021

South Africa have dropped to 68th in the latest men's FIFA world rankings released following their 2022 World Cup qualifier defeat against Ghana last week.

Bafana Bafana lost 1-0 courtesy of Andre Ayew's first-half penalty at the Cape Coast stadium.

The defeat stole the headlines worldwide as the South African Football Association lodged an official complaint with FIFA regarding inconsistent match officiating by Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye.

FIFA: World men's rankings

1. Belgium

2. Brazil

3. France

4. England

5. Argentina

6. Italy

7. Spain

8. Portugal

9. Denmark

10. Netherlands

68. Bafana Bafana

The verdict is expected to be announced in the coming weeks, with SAFA hoping that Bafana Bafana can replay the Group G fixture against the Black Stars.

The defeat signalled Broos' only defeat as Bafana mentor since he replaced Molefi Ntseki in May.

South Africa started the year ranked 71st, with their highest position being 66th, which was last month.

Meanwhile, Bafana Bafana are placed 13th in Africa with Senegal holding onto the number one position.

FIFA: Africa men's rankings

1. Senegal

2. Morocco

3. Tunisia

4. Algeria

5. Nigeria

6. Egypt

7. Cameroon

8. Ghana

9. Mali

10. Ivory Coast

13. Bafana Bafana