South Africa climbs four places in latest Fifa rankings

Stuart Baxter, Bafana Bafana
Bafana played only two friendlies during the month of March, but their two wins at the four-nation were enough to see them move four places up

South African senior national team, Bafana Bafana, has jumped a massive four places in the latest Fifa rankings which were released on Thursday. 

Bafana now find themselves in position 72 in the world; a much improved feat given that they were nine places further down at the start of the year.

Stuart Baxter's charges jumped from position 76 place to 72 for the month of April despite their lack of activity during the period of March. 

They were involved in a four-nation tournament which they won in Zambia towards the end of last month.

Bafana played to a 1-1 draw Angola, before edging them out on penalties, while their second match ended in a 2-0 win over Zambia at the same tournament.   

In Africa, Bafana remained in 15th place, and they will have to work harder to move into the top 10 on the continent.

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But with the Cosafa Cup on the horizon, they have the chance to improve their position in Africa and in the world.

Meanwhile, Tunisia moved to 14th position in the world; their highest since in the national team's history. 

As a result, they have now overtaken Senegal as the number one ranked nation on the continent.