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Stalemate Result for Gambia in World Rankings as Senegal Continue to Shine

May 19, 2011, 5:35 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi-Njie

The Gambia has maintained its last month’s record in the latest FIFA rankings for May 2011.

The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking has still place Paul Put’s men on 103 in the globe and 24 in Africa, the same score as last month’s filings.
Since its introduction in August 1993, the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking has become a regular part of international sports reports and an important indicator for FIFA's member associations to find out where their respective teams stand in world football's pecking order and how they are progressing.
Neighbouring Senegal made another big move jumping 11 places into 40th on the global list.
Despite not playing a game since the April rankings, when they moved up 18 places, Senegal are now 6th in Africa.
Only seven international 'A' matches, all of them friendlies, have been played since the previous edition of the rankings.
With changes thin on the ground Ghana are still top in Africa, followed by Ivory Coast and Egypt.
South Africa's 1-0 win over Tanzania on 14 May does see them leapfrog Nigeria into fourth in Africa and 38th overall, that's Bafana Bafana's highest position since the calculation system was revamped in July 2006.
The top 12 in the world remained unchanged with Spain at number one ahead of Holland.