Sierra Leone moved down again to 98th position from 97th in the latest FIFA world rankings announced on Thursday.
The national men’s soccer side finished 2017 as the 97th best-ranked team in the world.
Sierra Leone best ever ranking came in August 2014, when they were ranked 50th globally.
In Africa, Sierra Leone, currently 22nd and 98th in the world 65th places behind Carlos Queiroz’s men.
Leone Stars including just three foreign-based players will take on the best Asian football team Iran on Saturday in an international friendly at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.
The foreign-based are Finish-based TP-47 striker Thomas Koroma, JS Hercules midfielder Abdul Sesay and attacker Abu Bakarr Kargbo from fourth-tier German side Berliner AK 07.
Icelandic based midfielder Kwame Quee is expected to join the team.
Iran will open their Russia 2018 campaign with a match against Morocco at Saint Petersburg on June 15, before taking on Spain in Kazan on 20 June.
The contest will be Iran’s first 2018 World Cup warm-up encounter and the first time they are facing the West Africa side in an international match.
Tunisia remained the highest ranked African country in 23rd position, while Stuart Baxter’s Bafana Bafana climbed one spot to 76th in the overall ranking and 15th in Africa.
The Top 5 in the rankings remained the same with World Cup holders Germany in the top spot, followed by Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium.
The next FIFA world rankings will be published on April 12, 2018.
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