FIFA Women’s Rankings: African teams make the biggest upward moves


A few days after the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Australia & New Zealand 2023, FIFA has published its latest rankings, which contain a number of positive changes for Africa. 

Women’s World Cup debutants, Morocco, made the biggest jump from 78 to 58th, moving 14 places up. 

The second biggest climb in the rankings is South Africa. Banyana Banyana are now 45th on the standings, moving an impressive 9 positions. 

Nigeria remains the top-ranked African nation. The Super Falcons are just outside of the top 30 (32nd), having moved 8 places up. 

Zambia’s Copper Queens also made a good improvement in their rankings after moving from 77th to 69th position. 

Meanwhile, FIFA Women’s World Cup bronze-medalists, Sweden are now the top-ranked nation. 

Top 15 African Teams in latest FIFA Rankings:

1.      Nigeria: 32

2.      South Africa: 45

3.      Cameroon: 56

4.      Morocco: 58

5.      Ghana: 59

6.      Cote d'Ivoire: 66

7.      Zambia: 69

8.      Tunisia: 76

9.      Equatorial Guinea: 79

10.  Algeria: 80

11.  Senegal: 81

12.  Mali: 82

13.  Egypt: 88

14.  Congo: 110

15.  DR Congo: 111