Malawi Flames maintain position on Fifa ranking

Malawi national football team , the Flames. have maintained position 109 on the latest Coca-Cola Fifa rankings released today.

The Flames are ranked position 32 in Africa with their Group F rivals Nigeria on a respectable 28th position in the World and four in Africa having moved three steps up.

Another Group F team Namibia, who are facing the Flames on June 5 in Blantyre, are the lowest ranked of the group being on position 125 in the world and 37 in Africa.

Kenya’s Harambee Stars, who will also face the Flames Group F World Cup qualifiers on June 12, are on position 122 in the World and 34 in Africa.


The Flames stagnation has largely been contributed by the team’s inactivity in the past 30 days.

Malawi last played Namibia in March, beating the Brave Warriors 1-0 in an away World Cup qualifier.

Their next game is a friendly against Zimbabwe on May 25 in Blantyre

There was no Fifa calendar date in April and teams were also idle since World Cup qualifiers will resume next month.

Zambia are still the top most ranked team in Cosafa on position 47 in the world and 7 in Africa but they have dropped one step down from the previous month.

Chipolopolo Boys are followed by South Africa who are up six places to position 56 and ninth in Africa.

Bafana Bafana is followed by Angola on position 93 and Zimbabwe on position 105.

Mozambique is on position 106 just above Malawi.

Meanwhile, Spain have maintained position one on the rankings followed by Germany, Argentina, Croatia and Portugal in that order.

Colombia are on position six, England is on position seven, Italy is eighth, Netherlands is on position ninth while Ecuador  complete the top 10 slot.

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