Apr 23, 2014, 9:33 AM
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.