Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:27

Sierra Leone drops four places to 97th, Now 26th in Africa

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The Sierra Leone National Football team, Leone Stars, has dropped four places in the latest FIFA rankings released Thursday, October 20.

Leone Stars, who played to a 1-1 draw against Ivory Coast in their final 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier in Sepetember, are now placed 26th in Africa. The Sierra Leone Football Association failed to organise a friendly match for Leone Stars during the latest international break and the National team has suffered as a result undoubtedly.

It would be recalled that Isha Johansen was fraudulently selected as President of the SLFA in a process where the SLFA constitution was abused with imposters filling in for validated delegates during the last Congress. The Anti Corruption Commission in Sierra Leone arrested and detained Isha a few weeks ago, in relation to an ongoing investigation they are carrying on the SLFA, with regards to "donor" funding the SLFA received.

One the continent, reigning African champions, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, Ghana, Egypt, Congo DR, Congo, Mail and Cameroon are in the top ten

Algeria is still third on the continent and placed 35 in the world. Cameroon and Zambia are placed 59th and 94th respectively in the world.

The biggest rise in terms of places and points are Montenegro (56th, up 49), following wins over Kazakhstan and Denmark. Argentina remain the best football country in the world and are closely followed by Germany and Brazil in second and third place respectively.
FIFA says the next edition of the World Ranking will be released on 24 November.

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