Brave Warriors Climb 9 Places

Namibia’s Brave Warriors have climbed nine places on the FIFA rankings to 105 in the world following their Cosafa Cup triumph last week.

At the Cosafa Cup tournament Namibia went on a brilliant run, drawing their opening match before winning the next five to win the title for the first time.

In the process Namibia has also climbed three places in the SADC region, while they are ranked 28th in Africa.

Zambia, who dropped 8 positions to 68 in the world, are the top ranked SADC nation, while South Africa, who dropped 10 places to 69, are the second ranked SADC nation.

The other top SADC nations are Mozambique (81 in the world), Angola (88), Malawi (95) and Namibia (105).

They are followed by Botswana (111), Madagascar (113), Zimbabwe (119) and Lesotho (122).

Algeria remain the top ranked African country with a world ranking of 21, followed by the Ivory Coast (24), Tunisia (29), Ghana (34), Senegal (36), Cape Verde Islands (38), Nigeria (43), Guinea (45), Congo (47) and Cameroon (49).

The 2014 world champions, Germany remain the top ranked country in the world, while Belgium move one place up to second.

Argentina drop down to third, followed by Columbia and Brazil.

The rest of the top ten nations are the Netherlands, Portugal, Uruguay, France and Spain.

In Africa, the biggest climbers were Madagascar, up 37 places to 113 and Equatorial Guinea, up 11 places to 50 in the world.

The biggest losers in Africa were Guinea Bissau (down 23 places to 155), Rwanda (down 21 places to 94), Chad (down 20 places to 172) and Tanzania (down 20 places to 127).

Source : The Namibian