Tunisia top Africa rankings after 15 years

2017-10-16 16:30

Johannesburg - Impressive World Cup qualifying form has lifted Tunisia back to the top of the FIFA Africa monthly rankings after 15 years.

The "Carthage Eagles" last occupied first place in January 2002, having risen to the top six months earlier.

Tunisia are on the verge of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after defeating and drawing with the Democratic Republic of Congo and trouncing Guinea.

Winning 4-1 in Guinea this month was a landmark success for coach Nabil Maaloul and his squad as Tunisia lost four previous World Cup qualifiers in the west African nation.

Tunisia lead DR Congo by three points in Group A and need one point from a home fixture against Libya on November 11 to be sure of finishing first.

Egypt, who booked a World Cup place by beating Congo Brazzaville last weekend, dropped one place to second while Morocco climbed three slots to seventh.


1. Tunisia (world ranking 28), 2. Egypt (30), 3. Senegal (32), 4. Democratic Republic of Congo (35), 5. Nigeria (41), 6. Cameroon (42), 7. Morocco (48), 8. Ghana (52), 9. Burkina Faso (55), 10. Ivory Coast (61)

Read more on:    tunisia  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

Latest blogs

Which country will be crowned 2018 Soccer World Cup winners?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.