Malawi national football team has moved a step up on the Fifa World rankings for the month of July released on Thursday.
The ranking, which has included latest results for games played at the latest Brazil World Cup, has seen Malawi move to position 122 in the world and 38 in Africa.
Algeria, have dislodged Ivory Coast as the highest ranked team in Africa, with Nigeria rising 10 steps up to be 34 in the world and third in Africa, Egypt have maintained position 36 in the world and fourth in the world.
Ghana have dropped one position in the world but fifth in the world despite putting up a gallant fight at the World Cup.
Tunisia, who missed the World Cup, have gained six places to be on 42nd in the world but sixth in Africa, Guinea are 51st in the world but seventh in Africa having risen one position while Cameroon have risen three steps to be on 53rd in the world and eighth in Africa.
Burkina Faso are on 58 in the world but ninth in Africa having gained two places, Mali have dropped three places to be on 60 in the world and 10th in the Africa.
Malawi’s opponent Benin in the Africa Cup of Nations third round qualifier have dropped four places to position 91 in the world and 22 in Africa.
Zimbabwe have gained one place to be on 98 in the world but 26 in the Africa, Mozambique have gained four places to be on position 114 in the world and 34 in Africa while Tanzania are on position 106 in the world and 29 in the Africa after rising seven places.
Zambia have dropped one place down to 77 in the world and 16 in Africa, South Africa are 66th in the world and 14 in Africa after dropping one step.
Germany, the World Cup champions are the most ranked team in the world after rising one step up followed by World Cup runners-up Argentina, who have risen three places while third placed team Netherlands are on third position after a climbing a massive 12 places.
Brazil have dropped to seventh after tumbling down four places, England have dropped 10 places to be on position 20.
Former world champions Spain have dropped seven places to be on position eight in the world while Portugal also dropped by seven placed but are on 11thin the world, Belgium have moved to position five after gaining six places, Colombia are on position four after also rising four places.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :