Ghana improve in FIFA/Coca-Cola ranking

Author: Peter Sarbah
Black Stars
Black Stars

Ghana has been ranked the 49th best football nation on the continent for the month of April by the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

By the latest ranking, the national team has improved by three places from their previous rank of 52nd for the month of March.

The current improvement could be attributed to their victory over the Harambee Stars of Kenya in the final game of the AFCON qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium as well as their win over Mauritania in their friendly match at the same venue.

Ghana gained 11 points to finish the month with a total of 1423, a point shy of Czech Republic who sits just above the Black Stars and three points better than Norway who occupy the 50th position.

Ghana’s worst ranking came in 2003 when they were ranked 78th position, while 2010 ranking of 16th position remains the best so far.

Ironically, their female counterparts maintained their 51st position in the world.

Belgium maintained their spot as the best football nation on the globe with 1737 points followed by France, 1734 points, Brazil 1676 points, England 1647 point and Croatia 1621 points to complete the top five.