Equatorial Guinea, Most Improved African Team In New FIFA Ranking

The Equatorial Guinea national football team has emerged the most improved African team in the CocaCola FIFA Ranking for the month of November.

Equatorial Guinea went 10 places up, after stunning Libya over two legs, in the last AFCON qualifiers. The Libyans dropped nine places and lost 31 rank points as a result of their double losses.

From a previous position of 144th in the world, and 48th in Africa, Equatorial Guinea moved up to 134th and 38th respectively.

Burundi, like Equatorial Guinea, also moved 10 places up in the latest ranking released by FIFA on Thursday. The Swallows rose from a previous position of 148th in the world in October to 138th in November. In its African ranking, it rose to become the 40th best team in the continent having picked a total of 4 points against Mauritania in the last round of the AFCON qualifiers.

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While Equatorial Guinea had an addition of 31 points, from 1966 to 1997, Burundi had an addition of 20 points from 1958 points in October to 1978 points in November.

South Sudan also had an impressive ascent from 168th in the world to 163rd as it rose five places on the global ranking.

African football giants, Senegal went a place up in the ranking from 21st to 20th and maintained its number 1 spot in Africa. North African powerhouse, Tunisia followed, pipping Algeria to second spot as it maintained its 26th position in the world.

Nigeria went down three places from its previous position of 32nd to 35th and fell from 3rd in the continent to 4th place.

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Morocco went four places up from 39th to 35th, where it’s tied with Nigeria, while Egypt and Cameroon rose three places from 52nd to 49th and 53rd to 50th in the world respectively.

The Black Stars of Ghana dropped four places from 48th in the world to 52nd.

The best 10 teams in Africa according to the November ranking are;

  • Senegal
  • Tunisia
  • Algeria
  • Nigeria
  • Morocco
  • Egypt
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Mali
  • Burkina Faso

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