Mar 31, 2009, 6:59 AM
The Scorpions of The Gambia shifted three places up from last standings in the latest FIFA/Coca Cola world rankings released by world football’s governing body FIFA on Wednesday.
The April 2012 rankings released on Wednesday has lifted the Scorpions standing to 113 and still maintaining their 30th position in Africa.
In February 2012, the Scorpions stood on 115 in the world scoring a total of 292 points.
The monthly rankings weigh all international matches over a rolling four-year cycle.
Meanwhile, in the continental rankings as on cafonline, the Pharaohs of Egypt stormed back into the top ten African Ranking after dropping out for some months.
The seven times African champions, Egypt, played some friendly matches lately without losing a match and this helped Coach Bob Bradley’s side to jump from 13th position on last month’s African ranking into 8th position this month.
Current African champions, Chipolopolo of Zambia dropped a place into 5th after swapping places with Mali who now sit in 4th place.
There have been no changes for the top three positions with Ivory Coast still in first place followed by Ghana and Algeria.
Bafana Bafana of South Africa moved in the opposite direction to Egypt as the AFCON 2013 hosts dropped from 10th last month to 15th this month.
Gabon remain in 6th position, with Libya in 7th place. Tunisia and Nigeria have dropped a place each to end up in 9th and 10th respectively.