BLANTYRE (Malawi NewsNow) –Malawi national football team aka Flames have moved a step up to position 103 out of 205  Fifa/ Coca-Cola World Ranking  released on Thursday on FIFA website .

The Flames are positioned 5 out 14 southern Africa teams and 31st out of 54 in Africa.


Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Chile and Belgium occupy the world’s first, second, third, fourth and fifth places, respectively.

Ranked 20th in the world, the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finalists, Egypt’s Pharaohs are the continent’s number one team followed by Senegal who are second in Africa and 28th in the world.

Reigning Africa kings Cameroon are ranked 32 in the world and third in Africa followed by Democratic Republic of Congo (38th), Nigeria (41st) and Ghana (43rd) and Cote d’Ivoire (47).

Positioned 62nd in the world, South Africa’s Bafana Bafana are Southern Africa’s number one team trailed by Zambia.

South Africa are ranked 14th in Africa, Zambia (23rd), Swaziland (27) and Namibia (28).