Malawi national football team rose eight places up to 98 in the latest Fifa/Coca-Cola World ranking updated Thursday—reflecting the 3-2 win over Ethiopia in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Malawi are now rated 26th out of 54 Africa teams and fifth in Southern Africa from the list of 14.
In the continental ranking, Algeria leads followed by Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Ghana and Senegal.
On the global scale, world champions Germany lead the table, while Argentina, Colombia, Netherlands and Belgium are other countries in the top five.
“Of the 141 international “A” matches taken into account for this month’s ranking, over half of them (80) were continental qualifiers in Europe, Africa and Concacaf, the other 61 fixtures being friendlies. This takes the total number of international “A” matches played in 2014 so far to 526,” reads the Fifa website.
The next ranking will be published on October 23.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :