Despite a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Angola on March 23, 2023, the Black Stars of Ghana have dropped to the 60th position on the latest FIFA Ranking.
This comes as a surprise to many football enthusiasts, especially considering their recent victory in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Black Stars started off the year with a narrow 1-0 win over Angola at the Baba Yara Stadium, and followed it up with a 1-1 draw in Luanda, four days later. However, despite these performances, the team’s ranking has slumped from 59th to 60th in the world rankings.
Ghana’s current position on the FIFA ranking could be attributed to their inconsistent performances in recent times.
They have struggled to make a mark on the international scene and have failed to qualify for major tournaments such as the World Cup in recent years.
On the African continent, Ghana has maintained its 11th position, with Morocco continuing to be the top footballing nation.
In the world, Morocco is placed 11th, with Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria completing the top five African countries, occupying the 28th, 34th, 35th, and 40th positions, respectively.
The latest rankings show that African countries still have a long way to go to compete with the top footballing nations in the world.
However, the Black Stars can take solace in the fact that they still have a chance to improve their ranking in the future.
The team needs to work on consistency and improve their performances in order to make a mark on the international scene.
In conclusion, the drop in FIFA ranking for the Black Stars is a disappointment, but it is a reminder that they need to step up their game.
The team needs to work on their weaknesses and strive for consistency in order to compete with the top footballing nations in the world.