The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone moved up two places from 96th to 94th position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola global ranking released on Thursday and on the Continent they now occupy Twenty-fourth (24) places.
It is worth mentioning that Leone Stars last competitive football was back in September 2016, when they were eliminated by the former African champions Ivory Coast in Bouake during the qualifiers of the just concluded 2017 African Nations Cup, despite a 1-1 score-line.
However, Leone Stars will battle it out in Group F alongside Ghana Black Stars, Kenya, and Ethiopia, in the qualifiers for a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Cameroon.
Meanwhile, Egypt have jumped up 12 spots in the latest FIFA world rankings and is currently in the 23rd position worldwide and sits on top of the African ranking.
Cameroon winning the AFCON 2017 in Gabon helped them climb 29 places into 33rd position in the world and third on the continent.
Argentina (1), Brazil (2), Germany (3), Chile (4) and Belgium (5) hold onto their positions respectively.