FIFA’s latest world rankings have confirmed that the South African men’s senior national team have surprisingly retained their place since the last rankings were released.
According to the latest rankings released by the world football governing body, Bafana Bafana are ranked 73rd in the world, unchanged since last month.
Bafana are on 1348 world ranking points, while Senegal remains the highest-ranked African side in the world in position 20.
In their last two matches, coach Hugo Broos’ men contested the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers where they accumulated four points against Zimbabwe and Ghana respectively. Playing out to a goalless stalemate against the Warriors, while defeating the Black Stars 1-0, which sees them sit atop Group G in the qualifiers.
Their next assignment will be consecutive matches against Ethiopia next month, which are must-win games if Bafana are to qualify for their first World Cup since 2002.
The first of the two matches will be away at a venue yet to be decided on 6 October, before they host the Ethiopian outfit on 10 October.
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