Ghana Black Stars has climbed upwards on the FIFA world rankings for the month of March. Ghana moved up three places from 52nd to 49th on the log.
The Black Stars, after beating Kenya and Mauritania in an AFCON qualifier and a friendly respectively in March, remain 6th on the continent, behind Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco and DR Congo who occupy the first five positions in that order.
Cameroon, Egypt, Burkina Faso and Mali make up the top 10 on the continent, with Ivory Coast just outside the top 10.
On the general ranking, Belgium remain the top-ranked team, followed by France, Brazil, England and Croatia who make up the top 5.
Uruguay (6th, up 1) are the only other movers within the top ten, whereas a dramatic win for Germany (13th, up 3) saw them overtake defeated opponents the Netherlands (16th, down 2), as well as Sweden (14th, unchanged) and Chile (15th, down 2).
Israel (84th, up 8) enjoyed the biggest jump of all, followed closely by Guatemala (143rd, up 6) and Tanzania (131st, up 6) after the latter booked their CAF Africa Cup of Nations place. Two other sides preparing to appear at Africa’s showpiece in June, Congo DR (46th, up 5) and Ghana (49th, up 3), were the only two sides to breach the top 50, while Kosovo (127th, plus 3) continued their steady climb up the World Ranking.
Ghana are due to compete in the upcoming African cup of Nations in June which will be hosted by Egypt.