Algeria remain on top of Africa rankings

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Algeria remained the top-ranked African side in FIFA’s list for March, one place above Africa Cup of Nations winners Ivory Coast.

Algeria stay ahead of Ivory Coast despite contrasting fortunes in the recent Africa Cup of Nations tournament
Algeria stay ahead of Ivory Coast despite contrasting fortunes in the recent Africa Cup of Nations tournament

The Desert Foxes were knocked out of this year’s tournament by the Ivorians at the quarter-final stage. But despite the Elephants’ title success in Equatorial Guinea, they stay behind Algeria in the rankings.

Ghana and Senegal each moved up a spot, while Nations Cup hosts Equatorial Guinea fell out of the top 10.

FIFA’s top ten African rankings for March (with global rankings in brackets):

1 (18). Algeria

2 (20). Ivory Coast

3 (24). Ghana

4 (25). Tunisia

5 (36). Senegal

6 (38). Cape Verde

7 (41). Nigeria

8 (44). Guinea

9 (47). DR Congo

10 (49). Cameroon