Malawi drop step down on Fifa rankings

Malawi national football team has dropped a step down on the Fifa rankings released on Thursday.

The Flames have dropped to 122 in the world and 36 in Africa following a massive seven steps down recorded last month after a 1-4 thrashing loss to Zimbabwe in March 5.

In the top 20 most have maintained their positions with 17 staying put with Nigeria rising one step to sixth but 44th in the world, South Africa 14 from 15 but 65th in the world and Malawi’s neighbours Zambia have dropped five places.


Ivory Coast still maintain their grip on pole position in Africa but 21st  in the world with Egypt second (24), Algeria third (25), Ghana fourth (38) and Cape Verde fifth (42).

Tunisian are seventh (49), Cameroon eighth (50), Guinea ninth in Africa but (51) Mali complete the top 10 for Africa but perch on position 59 in the world.

Malawi’s other neighbours Tanzania share the position 122 in the world with the Flames but a step down them on 37 in Africa,  Mozambique  114 in the world but 32 in Africa.

Malawi’s opponents in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers Chad are on position 165 in the world but 43 in Africa having gained four places on the latest rankings.

Zimbabwe who broke through the top 100 last month are on position have maintained their position on 98 in the world but 26 in Africa.

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