Ghana improves on latest Fifa rankings

Published on: 11 April 2012

By Patrick Akoto

Kwesi Appiah begins his reign as Ghana coach at a time the Black Stars jumped a step up on the latest Fifa rankings released on Wednesday.

The Black Stars now occupy the 22nd position from the previous 23 chalked last month despite dropping points build up from 820 to 816.

Despite the leap, the Black Stars still remain bridesmaid on the continent behind Ivory Coast ahead of the country’s 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in June.

North African powerhouse Algeria lies third while West African side Mali have overtaken African Champions Zambia to fourth on the table.

Meanwhile World Champions stranglehold of the top is still intact, followed by Germany and South American giant Uruguay in third place.

Twenty-four matches were taken into account for the April edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, three-quarters of which were played at the AFC Challenge Cup.

 

 

Comments

  • ANSONG
    says: 7 years ago
    I love Kwesi Appiah as player but coaching the mighty Black Stars without any coaching course/certificate will have effect on the team.I will urge all the Ashantis who are blindly supporting him to criticise him when he fails after 3 months.Thank u.
  • Imanuel Adu-Gyamfi
    says: 7 years ago
    I find it very diificult to come to terms with some stupid comments from people who are supposed to know better. Why bring about tribal issues whilst we are even dealing with football issues. Kwasi Appiah is from the Brong Ahafo Region if you care to know. What has Ashanti's got to do with his appointment? Foolish talk
  • JNR
    says: 7 years ago
    Once again ignorance is bliss... Your comment holds no value, therefore you are dismissed and not worth replying to! Do us all a favour and never comment on here again!
  • Dadaba Dickins
    says: 7 years ago
    For once 'me sef' go talk some. this ANSONG dude is really a twerp unqualified to comment here. the fact that Kwesi Appiah is a fabu legend doesn't warrant any idiot to come say anything here out of their ignorance. foolish boy!!!
  • Bruno
    says: 7 years ago
    There is a proverb that says 'If a mad man picks your pant and you run after him, you claim oneness with him. If Ansong made a provocative comment, why don't you just let him go or better still, advise him in a softer tone. The insults won't get us anywhere, you know.
  • JOHN KOFI OPPONG KYEKYEKU
    says: 7 years ago
    YOUR DIVERTING THE ISSUE INSULTS WHY? ANY THATS A GOOD NEWS I THINK WE WILL DO BETTER IN THE NEXT RANKINGS.
  • Nana Mensah
    says: 7 years ago
    Is thhis not about Ghana improving on their ranking? What does Ashanti tribe have to do with it? They've appointed a new coach for the Black Stars, so any patriotic Ghanaian ought to pray and hope he succeeds. Personally I wanted Desailly but I am 100% behind Appiah and wish him all the best there is, and I believe he'll be successful. Go Stars of Africa!!
  • KING DENNIS
    says: 7 years ago
    ANSONG, HE IS AN IGNORANTE GUY,SO IGNORE HIM. ''JNR''
  • kwame-Blazefame
    says: 7 years ago
    Excuse me to say this, We are all Ghanaians but if ur a fag and ii always be about tribalism, I ii dare to let u knw, dat the last time I checked, the region that produces the most players was Ashanti region! With this being said, we all come together to represent Ghana and the team is not made for one tribe fag!!!!........get a life and stop being ignorant little fag.