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The Top African Teams In The Latest FIFA Rankings

Football governing body FIFA have announced their latest world rankings. While Senegal are the highest ranked African team, Bafana Bafana only sit in 18th position on the continent – here is an overview of the top ranked teams in Africa.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the highest ranked African sides, according to FIFA.

Senegal replaced Tunisia as the highest ranked African country after jumping to their highest ever position of 23rd overall following their two wins over South Africa.

Tunisia, who also booked their 2018 World Cup ticket during the latest international break, are the second highest ranked team on the continent, and climbed one spot up to 27th position in the overall ranking.

Egypt follows in third position on the continent, and sit in 31st spot overall. DR Congo (36) and Morocco (40) complete Africa's top five, while Burkina Faso climbed to sixth place in Africa and 44th overall.

AFCON champions Cameroon dropped to seventh spot on the continent and 45th overall after failing to book their 2018 World Cup ticket.

Somewhat surprisingly, Nigeria dropped down in the ranking by nine places and now sit in 50th position overall and eighth on the continent, despite a superb 4-2 win over Argentina in their latest friendly.

Read our exclusive interview with Nigeria and Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi here.

Ghana (51) and Ivory Coast (61) complete the 10 highest ranked nations in Africa, while Stuart Baxter's Bafana dropped further down the ranking following their two defeats against Senegal.

South Africa now find themselves in 81st position in the world ranking, and in 18th spot on the African continent. It's Mzansi's lowest position in the ranking since January 2013, when they were 85th.

What do you think is going wrong in South African football right now? Have your say in the comments section below.

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