Super Falcons of Nigeria have moved two places up to earn the 36th position while the “indomitable Lioness” of Cameroon moved five places up to earn the 41st position in the latest FIFA women ranking.
Banyana Banyana of South Africa have maintained their position with 1486 points to rank 49th in the FIFA women ranking.
Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa remain the African Continents top three teams.
Nigeria appeared for the first time in 20 years at the ‘Round of 16’ appearance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
The United States of America took historic lead with 2180 points top maintain the world’s top ranked team. Germany is second ranked with 2059 points.
The ranking itself reached a new milestone with the number of teams increasing from 155 to 158. This record means no team will be removed due to prolonged inactivity.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking will be published on September 27.