Flames nine steps down


Malawi national football team has fallen by nine steps on this month’s Fifa/Coca-Cola world ranking released Thursday—the Flames lowest ranking in many months.

The Flames, who have won twice in 11 matches under Ronny van Geneudgen, have dropped from position 117 to 126.

There are 206 ranked national teams in the world and 54 in Africa, according to


Malawi, who drew 1-1 a fortnight ago in a friendly against Lesotho at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, have also slipped on the continental ladder to position 34 while being placed sixth in Southern Africa out of 14 teams.

Reigning World Cup champions, Germany, are the world’s number one team whereas Senegal top the continental ranking.

Neighbouring Zambia, who are ranked 75th in the world and 16th on the continent, are Southern Africa’s top team.


Fifa website have attributed the revised ranking to the impact of Fifa World Cup qualifiers, which in Africa, involved teams such as Zambia and Senegal.

“The Lions of Teranga [Senegal] have, in fact, risen to 23rd –their highest-ever position on the global ladder –on the back of securing a first World Cup place since 2002. They are now the top-ranked African nation, having leapfrogged fellow Russia 2018 qualifiers Tunisia (27th, up one) and Egypt (31st, down one),” reports

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