Ghana’s loss to Sudan has had a negative effect on the nation’s standing on the FIFA world rankings as the Black Stars have fallen down the pecking order by four.
Five days after registering a 2-0 home win over the Falcons in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, CK Akonnor’s side received a shock in the reverse fixture in Omdurman as Mohamed Abdelrahman’s injury-time effort ensured a 1-0 triumph for the home side.
At the time, Ghana were ranked 48th on the world order while Sudan occupy the 128th spot.
In the latest ranking, however, Ghana have moved down out of the Top 50 to 52nd on the world. The Black Stars’ loss was Sudan’s gain as the latter moved up by one spot to the 127th position.
Ghana’s new position see them between Costa Rica (51) and Greece (53).
At the continental level, the Black Stars have dropped down by two places from sixth to eighth, just ahead of Mali (57) and Burkina Faso (58) in Africa’s Top 10.
Senegal (20), Tunisia (26) and Algeria (31), still lead the table on the continent, followed by Nigeria (35), Morocco (35), Egypt (49) and Cameroon (50).
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