By Alex Osei-Boateng ACCRA Ghana (Xinhua)
-- Ghana dropped six places to rank 51st
in the September edition of the FIFA world ranking released on
Ghana was placed 45th
in the August ranking.
The Black Stars have
also slumped from the 4th to the 7th
position on the continental pecking order after losing 17 points
from their point tally of 1424 they garnered in August to 1407
points this month.
Ghana’s slide has
been credited to its 1-0 defeat to Kenya’s Harambee Stars in the
Confederation of African Football (CAF) Nations Cup (AFCON)
qualifier two weeks ago.
As a result of the
Kenyan loss, Ghana joins Slovenia as the biggest fallers of the
Senegal (25), Congo DR (40), Morocco (45), Nigeria (48) and
Cameroon (50) are Africa’s top seven ranked teams.
According to FIFA,
154 matches were taken into account in the September ranking.
Ghana will play
Sierra Leone in the back-to-back AFCON qualifiers next month.