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Bafana up 25 places in Fifa rankings

Posted: 14 February 2013 Time: 11:25

Bafana Bafana’s quarterfinal appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations has seen them jump a remarkable 25 places in the FIFA world rankings.

Gordon Igesund’s men have moved up to 60th in the world, and are now number 10 in Africa.

AFCON champions Nigeria have risen 22 places to 30th in the world and fourth on the continent, with Ivory Coast, Ghana and Mali above them.

Beaten finalists Burkina Faso were the biggest movers, up 37 places to ninth in Africa and 57th overall.

Spain still lead the overall rankings, followed by Germany, Argentina and England. 2014 World Cup hosts are struggling down in 18th place.

TOP 10 African countries
1. Ivory Coast (12th)
2. Ghana (19th)
3. Mali (25th)
4. Nigeria (30th)
5. Algeria (32nd)
6. Tunisia (42nd)
7. Zambia (47th)
8. Central African Republic (51st)
9. Burkina Faso (57th)
10. South Africa (60th)

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:27 am
De Bruin!!!
posted: 11:27 am
Must we celebrate, Editor?
Is this an achievement, Zebras?

I just wanna know.
Khosi fanatic
posted: 11:29 am
Good news
Phefeni Glamour Girl
posted: 11:30 am
posted: 11:31 am
yeah! Thats something to celebrate
posted: 11:33 am
Celebrate no 60? Go to HELL
8 Years since Zebras won the league
posted: 11:33 am
Thanks to Siyabonga Sangweni!!!!!!!
mavisto Downs
posted: 11:34 am
Hayi i don't understand these rankings just by winning one game, two draws and a lose now from number 85 - 60. Nematandani ncncncnc i smell a rat in these rankings...
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 11:35 am
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 11:36 am
Thanks to 2 great goals by Siya Sangweni..!!
posted: 11:36 am
Those who celebrate mediocrity wil start celebrating without being told...just watch and see.

Who can celebrate being number 60 in the world and 10 in Africa? Does it mean we are not ambitious? When people aim high we aim low or is it a question of settling for anything?
posted: 11:36 am
I guess we should all blow our Vuvus tonite & spin our cars ko kassie in celebration ne?? Stupid!
Takesure RDS
posted: 11:36 am
Is not an issue when he looks far up he sees Keita's G-String says Gordon IgeSende
posted: 11:37 am
ag, mxm.
posted: 11:38 am
Thanx for de player who 's wearing Jersey number 21. just i forget his name. Lol.

Anyway stil dn't knw why we struggle in Africa here in South Africa.
posted: 11:38 am
good news, no more turning back
posted: 11:39 am
I am sure as they celebrate being number 60 they will also celebrate being number 2 on their way to number 5 on the log while we celebrate being number 1 and number 1 only nothing less.

I want to be enlightened about the criteria used to detaermine who's ranked where and so forth. My question is what did BB do to get this massive jump?
posted: 11:39 am
These rankings ha been fxed

You mean winning 1 game out of 6 deserves any positive movement????

Cape Verde

We only won against a LOWLY ranked Angola surely the rankings have been fixed
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 11:39 am
Zebras always celebrate mediocrity. Like when mathoho kicks an aimless bicycle kick and opponents recover the ball, or when lebese plays a shibobo on nyandoro and teko takes the ball. Fact is there was a bi kick or a shibobo, the vuvuuuuu and whistle without looking @ the boigger picture. I'm sure they are celebrating even now, because mediocrity is their middle name, or should I say maiden name, since they are all married
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 11:40 am
Its all because of Khune, he's such a best keeper

K4L ; let's hear
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