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Improvement For South Sudan As FIFA Releases November, 2020 Rankings

The South Sudan National Football Team pose for a Photo before taking on Uganda

According to the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday, November 26, 2020, South Sudan has gained 5 points and has moved to number 163 in the World and 47 in Africa and gained 998 points from the previous 983 points

The Bright Stars who have been staked at 168 in the World since October 2019 has had an improved series of subsequent results recently both in friendlies and competition. 

Joseph Benson Ochaya being dribbled past by South Sudan forward Tito Okello Odong Photo: FUFA TV

South Sudan drew 0-0 against Cameroon in a two leg organized friendlies in Yaounde before losing to Uganda 1-0 at St Mary’s Kitende on the 12th November, 2020, the Bright Stars however went on to beat Uganda in a reverse goal line in Kenya on 16th November 2020 in the group B Total Africa Cup of Nations Day 4 qualifiers. 

Despite the loss to South Sudan, Uganda remains CECAFA region’s top side followed by Kenya who have seen themselves dropping one point and are now on 104 in the World. 

South Sudan’s Makueth Wol (left) and Tito Okello celebrate a goal against against Uganda during their 2021 AFCON qualifier at Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi, Kenya on Monday, November 16, 2020. [Kelly Ayodi/Standard].

South Sudan will play Malawi in March 2021 in a Total Africa Cup of Nations group B qualifiers before taking on Burkina Faso in the same qualification round. 

The South Sudan National Football Team in a Group Photo in Kamuzu Stadium.

Senegal remains the highest ranked nation in Africa, occupying 20th position followed by Tunisia (26th), Algeria (31th), Nigeria (35st) as well as Morocco (35th).

The top five remains unchanged with Belgium, France, Brazil, England and Portugal in that order. The next FIFA World rankings will be released on 26th December 2020. 

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