Sierra Leone continue their Fifa ranking slide under suspension
Sierra Leone have plummeted further down to 116th position from 115th in the latest FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday 29 November.
Their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers against Ghana and Kenya was called off due to the pending suspension.
Sierra Leone last international outing ended in 1-0 defeat in Ethiopia on September 9 at the Hawassa Stadium in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Uncertainty gathered over the outcome of their remaining 2019 African Nations Cup qualifying matches.
The West African nation’s hope of reaching the 32nd edition of the Continental showpiece next year is very dismal following a Fifa confirmation that a decision will be considered after the alleged corruption trial against SLFA’s boss Isha Johansen and Sec-Gen Chris Kamara concluded.
Meanwhile, on the continental stage, Senegal replaced Tunisia as the highest ranked African national teams.
The Teranga Lions surpassed the Eagles of Carthage from second place in the rankings following their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying victory in Equatorial Guinea earlier this month.
Sierra Leone static as the 29th best team on the continent.
Africa’s Top1 0 on November’s Fifa rankings (global position in brackets):
1. Senegal (23) 2. Tunisia (26) 3. Morocco (40) 4. Nigeria (44) 5. DR Congo (49) 6. Ghana (51) 7. Cameroon (55) 8. Egypt (56) 9. Burkina Faso (61)
10. Mali (64)
Alie Bittar, footballsierraleone.net
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