Sierra Leone have moved above the 2017 African Cup of Nations host Gabon and up to 90th from 108 in the latest Fifa world rankings after winning two straight matches in March and June.
Sellas Tetteh’s men have jumped 18 places, now 25th in Africa and are eight places above Gabon, who dropped ten spots after losing to Sierra Leone and played to a goalless draw against Ivory Coast in group I of the qualifiers.
Sellas Tetteh’s side defeated Sudan and Gabon 1-0 in March and June 2016 respectively in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Freetown to record their first and second victory since the country was declared free of Ebola.
The victory against Gabon also marked their first win in the qualifiers at home since defeating Seychelles 2-0 July 19, 2014.
Sierra Leone currently in third place behind Gabon and Cote D’Ivoire and victory against Ivory Coast in September will see them reaching the continent big stage after 20 years.
Argentina still on top globally, ahead of Belgium, Colombia, World Cup holders Germany, Copa America champions Chile and Euro 2016 winners Portugal.
The World top ten (10) teams are Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Chile, Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil, Italy.
In Africa, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia, Cameroon, Morocco, DR Congo, and Mali are the top ten teams.