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Gambia in World's Top 100 teams again!

Sep 17, 2010, 12:34 PM

Gambia's Scorpions have jumped back into the World's Top 100 football teams after laying a winning start in their 2012 African Nations Cup qualifier opening campaign earlier this month.

The latest FIFA-Coca Cola World Ranking released on Wednesday has put Paul Put's side number 91 in the world, a great move compared to 103 in last month's filings.

Thus, the country gained 60 points, and is now at the 22nd position in Africa.

This is a great move and in the right direction, as The Gambia strives to rise higher in the ranks of great football nations, and a better place among the elite sides in Africa.

Coach Put's side, which has taken off well in the 2012 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers by beating Namibia 3-1 in the opening matches, has called for more international matches.

This is what is needed to help the country book its qualification to its first-ever CAF Africa Cup of Nations' appearance, after years of failed attempts.

It is also a boost for the Scorpions ahead of its most awaited second Group F test against Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou on October 8.