Bafana Bafana jump 10 places on latest Fifa rankings
SA moved from 67 to 57 following impressive performances in the Afcon 2015 qualifiers.
JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana have jumped 10 places on the latest Fifa World Rankings.
South Africa moved from 67 to 57 following impressive performances in the Caf Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 qualifiers.
In four matches, Bafana collected eight points after wins over Sudan and Congo, as well as draws against Nigeria and Congo to propel them to the 57th spot.
Bafana coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba says he's happy with the team's progress and this shows they are doing something right.
"This is good news. It shows we are doing something right especially in such a short space of time. It is still early days though, there is a lot of work to be done and hopefully we will get even higher on the rankings.
"But I am happy there are some huge improvements. Now the challenge is to maintain the position and even better it."
World Champions Germany lead the pack in the world, followed by 2014 Fifa World Cup runners-up Argentina. Colombia, Belgium and Netherlands make the top five.
Completing the top 10 are Brazil, France, Uruguay, Portugal and former 2010 World Champions Spain.
On the continent, South Africa has moved two places from 14th to 12th just behind Guinea who are in 11th place. Algeria occupies the top spot, with Cote d'Ivoire in second place.
Making up the top 10 are Tunisia, Cape Verde Islands, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Senegal, Nigeria and Togo.