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African Rankings: Sundowns Now Closer To Top 10, Chiefs Follow

Mamelodi Sundowns’ first CAF Champions League group stage win took them closer to the top 10 on the African rankings.

The previous ranking report on, showed Sundowns dropping to 14th position, with Kaizer Chiefs following closely at 17th.  

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However, both teams have moved since December 01, with Sundowns now in 12th position after their 3-0 win over Petro de Luanda in the CAF Champions League. 

Chiefs’ continued winning streak in the Absa Premiership has now seen them move up one spot to 16th position. 

As things stand, here are the top four South African clubs on the African rankings according to

Sundowns – 12th

Chiefs – 16th

Bidvest Wits – 21st

Orlando Pirates – 24th 

Elsewhere in Africa and as it’s been for a very long time, defending CAF Champions League champions, Esperance de Tunis, remain the number one club in Africa, with Al Ahly still at second place.

Here are the top 10 African clubs on the continent according to

  1. Esperance de Tunis
  2. Al Ahly
  3. TP Mazembe
  4. Etoile du Sahel
  5. Al-Merreikh
  6. Al Hilal Omdurman
  7. Vita Club
  8. Wydad Casablanca
  9. CS Sfaxien
  10. 1º de Agosto 


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