Chiefs chasing Downs’ African ranking


Kaizer Chiefs appear to be making steady ground in trying to catch up to the heights of Mamelodi Sundowns in as far as the African club rankings are concerned.

Chiefs’ form since the start of the season has seen them storm up the table after starting out down in 26th position as at the beginning of September, with Sundowns then leading by some distance in 12th position, according to

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However, with Amakhosi having proven unstoppable in recent weeks, that gap has since been cut to just four places as they come in at 18th position, while The Brazilians have also since dropped to 14th, as of the latest fixtures played on or before November 10.

Elsewhere, Orlando Pirates find themselves on a downward spiral, having started the season as the PSL’s second highest ranked club at 20th but now find themselves three places below Bidvest Wits, who are in 22nd after reaching the CAF Confederation Cup group stage.

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The PSL’s top five is rounded out by SuperSport United, who come in at 68th on the continent despite their recent MTN8 triumph, while Cape Town City are the next best team at 78th.

At present, the top five-ranked clubs in Africa include Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia), Al Ahly (Egypt), TP Mazembe (Congo DR), Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) and Al-Merreikh (Sudan), who were in fact eliminated from the CAF Champions' League at the preliminary stage.