She-Wasps get first Fifa rankings
THE WOMEN FOOTBALL team, She-Wasps acquired FIFA ranking for the first time in their history following their participation in this year’s qualification for the Africa Women Championship which will be staged in Namibia later this year.
The Grace Nyinawumuntu outfit is ranked 125th in the world and 34th in Africa according to the new women Fifa rankings released this week in Zurich, Switzerland.
The ranking came weeks after She-Wasps were demolished by the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the final round of the qualification round for Namibia AWC. They qualified for the forthcoming 2014 African Women’s Championship (AWC) in grand style hitting their hapless opponents 8-0 in the return fixture to add up to their 4-1 win attained in the first leg.
Nigeria, six-time African champions, tops the rankings in Africa and 34th worldwide. Ghana and Cameroon are ranked in the top three on the African continent.
The top three in the world remain unchanged as USA, Germany and Japan occupy these spots. There has been only one alteration in the top ten, with Australia rising to ninth at the expense of Korea DPR.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking will be published on 19 September 2014.