Fifa Ranking: Ghana gain on latest publication

An away victory over Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying has lifted the Black Stars on the global table

Ghana have moved up by one place on the Fifa World Ranking.

Announced on Thursday, November's release sees the Black Stars climb from 52nd to the 51st spot, with an accompanying increase in total accumulated points from 1407 to 1412.

The latest development, attributed to a 2-0 triumph over Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying earlier this month, is welcome news for James Kwesi Appiah's outfit, who slid down by a place on October's order.

On continental level, the Black Stars have also ascended by one spot from seventh to sixth, ahead of Cameroon (55th in the world), Egypt (56), Burkina Faso (61) and Mali (64).

Senegal (23) have toppled Tunisia (26) for the top spot, while Morocco (40), Nigeria (44) and Congo DR (49) make up Africa’s top five.

Back to the world table, there was no movement into the top five as Belgium, France. Brazil, Croatia and England keep their places from October.

Portugal, up by one position, now hold the sixth spot, followed by Uruguay, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark in the top 10 order.

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Ghana’s highest ever performance since the ranking’s introduction in August 1993 remains a 14 place in February 2008, while their worst placement was an 89 position reached in June 2004.

The Black Stars do not return to action until March 2019 when they host Kenya on the final matchday of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

The next edition of the ranking will be released on December 20.