Ghana tops Africa in latest FIFA rankings

World Cup quarterfinalist, Ghana is now leading the African continent in the latest FIFA rankings.

According to the rankings released in Zurich today February 2, 2011, Ghana gained 16 points scoring 940 points as against 924 in December 2010.

In the last FIFA rankings, Ghana placed second in Africa and 16th in the world.

In the overall rankings, Ghana moved up by a spot securing the 15th position making the country occupy the number one spot in Africa.

African champion Egypt fell from the top spot in Africa to the place third whiles Cote d’Ivoire placed second at 33 and 26 respectively in the overall rankings.

Surprisingly, Burkina Faso ranked 5th beating nations like Cameroon, Guinea and South Africa.

Nigeria was fourth in Africa and No. 40 in the world.

There was o African country in the overall top ten.

Meanwhile world cup winner Spain still leads the FIFA rankings followed by Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Argentina and England placing 2nd, 3rd, 4th , 5th  and 6th respectively.

By Ekow Quandzie

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