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BRONZE MEDALISTS ZAMBIA MOVE 23 PLACES UP THE FIFA RANKINGS WHILE CHAMPIONS SOUTH AFRICA ARE SECOND IN AFRICA

With the summer women’s continental tournaments now put to bed across the world, FIFA have rearranged their objective rankings for the ladies national teams.

As expected, the best performers in the just ended tournaments would leap up in the rankings while the underperformers set to move in the opposite direction.

In Africa, Champions Banyanya Banyanya have moved from 3rd to 2nd in the rankings after their triumph going past Samuel Eto’o’s Cameroon outfit.

Meanwhile, Bronze medalists Zambia moved 23 places up the FIFA rankings from 103rd in June to 80th currently. This sees them break into the top 10 highest ranked countries in Africa.

No African team in the top 10 has seen a bigger gain in FIFA rankings than the 2021 Tokyo Olympics representatives according to the latest release.

However, it is the team that the Copper Queens defeated in the 3rd placed match, Nigeria, that remains top of the African FIFA rankings occupying 46th spot in the world.

In Africa, Ghana follow Cameroon in fourth place, while Ivory Coast and two time WAFCON champions Equitorial Guinea occupy 5th and 6th places respectively.

Hosts and WAFCON finalists Morocco are 7th in Africa fresh from becoming the first North African team to make it to the World Cup.

They are followed by two other Arab countries Tunisia and Algeria in 8th and 9th respectively. Finally, the African top 10 as earlier eluded is rounded off by Bruce Mwape’s Copper Queens side.

On the world scene, the defending world Champions USA remain top of the FIFA rankings as they are the team Zambia, South Africa, Nigeria, Morocco (and two other African countries awaiting inter-confederation playoffs)
will look to stop at the World Cup in Australia/New Zealand next year.

African FIFA top 10 rankings below:

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