By Bariyo Brian Tumuramye
Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal and Ghana suffered the same fate according to the August rankings released by the Federation of International Football Association on Thursday.
Despite women’s football taking centre stage, 58 international fixtures were still played in the men’s game, especially in Asia and Africa.
However, the Super Eagles, Bafana Bafana, Lions of Teranga and Black Stars did not benefit from points shared.
In the CECAFA region, Uganda (90) still tops the charts and remains 18th in Africa despite dropping by two places globally. Kenya, which improved by two places to 102nd globally, are second in the region and 22nd in Africa while Tanzania (131), Rwanda (136) and Ethiopia (138) complete the regional top five.
In the top 50, almost nothing has changed from the previous edition: Brazil (1st), Belgium (2nd) and Argentina (3rd) still occupy the podium places, while their immediate pursuers remain in the same order they were in June.
The next rankings will be released on October 6 just a month before the 2022 Qatar World Cup.