Namibia up one spot on FIFA rankings

10 Feb 2017 13:50pm
WINDHOEK, 10 FEB (NAMPA) – Namibia moved one position up the International Federation of Football Associations (Fifa) rankings.
According to the latest world rankings released on Thursday, Namibia moved from 99th position, which they occupied in January, to 98th.
The Brave Warriors moved up without having played a single game since September when they lost to Senegal in African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.
In Africa, the Brave Warriors are ranked 26th, one position up from 27th last month.
Egypt, the 2017 Afcon losing finalist, are 23rd in the world and first on the continent after moving 10 places up the ranking from 13th position last month.
Recently crowned African champions, Cameroon, jumped a massive 29 places to be ranked on position three on the continent. They are ranked 33rd in the world.
The Brave Warriors will resume action in June when they play 2019 Afcon qualifiers against Guinea-Bissau on the weekend of 05 to 06 June.
Their next game will be against Zimbabwe in the second-round qualifier for the 2018 African Nations Championship qualifiers in Windhoek, on the weekend of 15 and 16 July with the second leg taking place in Zimbabwe between 21 and 23 July.
Namibia’s all-time highest ranking was 68th in 1998.
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