The South Africa national team’s woes continued on Thursday as they dropped even further down the Fifa World Cup rankings.
Coach Stuart Baxter’s men recently suffered defeat to Madagascar on penalties in the quarter inals of the 2018 Cosafa Cup, before walloping Namibia in the plate semi-finals.
However, the shock defeat has seen Bafana Bafana fall a further two places from 72nd position on the rankings to 74th.
Meanwhile, Barea’s victory over Bafana together with their impressive run in the competition has seen them move up eight places to position 106 on the standings.
On the other hand, Bafana’s latest decline means that Stuart Baxter’s men remain the 15th best team in Africa and with Bafana missing out on a place in Russia their ranking could further change next month.
Nonetheless, in terms of African teams who will do battle at the upcoming Fifa World Cup in Russia, Tunisia top the African standings, although they have dropped from 14th to 21st place ahead of the showpiece event on the overall standings.
Hereby is a list of Africa’s current 10 best teams following the release of the latest rankings by Fifa.
Africa's top 10:
3. Congo DR
9. Burkina Faso