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CAPE VERDE NAMED TOP AFRICAN TEAM IN LATEST FIFA RANKINGS

March 03, 2016 | Uhuruspirit

Cape Verde are enjoying a golden era in the history of their national team



Cape Verde have moved to the top of the list of African sides in Fifa's world rankings for March.

It is a remarkable achievement for the tiny island nation, which is located on an archipelago off the northwest coast of the continent.

The Blue Sharks have replaced giants Ivory Coast at the summit, with the African champions dropping down to second spot.

Cameroon also improved, moving into the top 10 at the expense of Guinea.

Nigeria have moved up one place. The 2013 African champions are now in the 62nd spot, up from 63rd which they occupied in January.

Ghana maintained their 41st position in the world and are still fourth in Africa despite their drop in points.

Top 10 African sides in Fifa's rankings for March

1. Cape Verde Islands

2. Ivory Coast

3. Algeria

4. Ghana

5. Tunisia

6. Senegal

7. Egypt

8. DR Congo

9. Congo

10. Cameroon

- with BBC



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