Sierra Leone have been ranked 106 in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Men’s World Ranking announced on Thursday.
The West African Nation now ranked 24th in Africa 106 globally after qualifying for their third continental showpiece since 1996 following a 1-0 win over Benin at the Stade Général Lansana Conté de Nongoin Guinea on June 15.
As a result, they jumped eight places up, which could eventually see them seeded in Pot three ahead of the African Cup of Nations draw on August 17 in Cameroon.
However, the Leone Stars will be facing any two of the best-ranked sides from Pot 1 & 2 in their group in a bid to reach the tournament last sixteen.
The 24-nations will be divided into a group of four, with six teams each from Pot one to four ahead of TotalEnergies 33rd edition of the continental showpiece expected to run from January 9 to February 6 2022.
The top two teams of each group, along with the best four third-placed teams, advanced to the round of 16.
Expected CAF seedings – In the bracket are present Fifa rankings for each qualified Nation.
Pot 1 Hosts Cameroon (54), Senegal (21), Tunisia (28), Nigeria (32), Algeria (30), Morocco (32).
Pot 2 Egypt (46), Ghana (52), Ivory Coast (57), Mali (60), Burkina-Fas (62), Guinea (76).
Pot 3 Cape Verbe (65), Gabon (85), Sierra Leone (106), ( Guinea-Bissau (109), Malawi (118), Zimbabwe (108).
Pot 4 Sudan (121), Equatorial Guinea (132), Comoros (133), Ethiopia (137), The Gambia (148), Mauritania (170).
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