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Black Stars move four places up in latest FIFA ranking 


By: Nana Kwame Bediako 

Ghana’s national football team, the Black Stars have made a notable ascent in the latest FIFA rankings, now positioned at 64th globally. This marks an improvement of four places from their previous standing at 68th.

While this climb is a positive development, the team remains unseeded, continuing to strive for a higher rank to solidify their place among the world’s elite football teams.

Despite climbing up the global ranking, the Black Stars position within Africa still looks the same, maintaining their 12th place on the continent.

Morocco continues to lead the African rankings, showcasing their dominance, while Nigeria has experienced a drop, highlighting the dynamic shifts within the rankings.

The recent success of the Black Stars in the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers has been a significant factor in their improved ranking.

Jordan Ayew’s late strike gave Ghana a 2-1 win over Mali in their 2026 FIFA World Cup African qualifiers at the Stade du 26 Mars in Bamako

The team secured victories against Mali and the Central African Republic, demonstrating their growing strength and potential. These wins have not only boosted their confidence but also contributed to their climb in the FIFA rankings.

Ghana’s performance in these qualifiers has reignited hope among fans and stakeholders alike. The team’s ability to overcome challenging opponents bodes well for their future endeavors. With the World Cup on the horizon, the Black Stars are poised to capitalise on their recent successes and continue their upward trajectory in global football.

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