Flames go into this Saturdayâ€™s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Black Stars in Ghana with all to fight for having clung to 90th position on the latest September Fifa ranking.
It is not clear if the ranking took into account Flamesâ€™ 1-0 loss to Liberia on Tuesday, but on its website, Fifa yesterday said results of 54 â€˜Aâ€™ strength-testing matches were factored in the revised chart.
Malawi remain fourth in Cosafa and 24th in Africa. African leaders Cote dâ€™Ivoire are 16th in the world. Algeria, who are second in Africa are ranked 28th in the world, having risen six places.
Lying 31st in the world and third in Africa are Ghana, Mali are fourth (32), Libya (36), Egypt (38), Tunisia (41), Zambia (42), Gabon (44) making the top 10.
The Africa kings, Zambia are Cosafaâ€™s best team followed by South Africa lying 19th in Africa and 74th globally having dropped seven places. Angola are third in the region but 60th in the world and 20th on the continent.
“No fewer than four African teams have achieved their highest-ever Fifa/Coca-Cola World Ranking position: Mali (32nd, up 7), Libya (36th, up 2), Central African Republic (64th, up 7) and South Sudan (197th, up 2),” reads www.fifa.com .
World and European champions, Spain, Germany, England, England, Uruguay, Italy, Argentina, The Netherlands, Croatia, Denmark make the worldâ€™s top 10 in that order.