Liberia Lone Stars improves in Fifa rankings



LL Staff Report

The Liberian national team, the Lone Stars moved one point up for the month of May on the rankings table of the Federation of International Football Association [Fifa]. Coach Frank Jericho Nagbe and his boys are now 28th overall in Africa, and 103rd in the world.

Last month the Liberian Lone Stars leapt 14th places after it trounced the Uganda Cranes 2-0 at the Monrovia Sports Complex, with goals coming from Patrick Wleh and Anthony Laffor.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria also climbed three places, to sit at 4th overall, while the Elephants of Ivory coast and The Black Stars of Ghana are 1st and 2nd on the continent. Bafana Bafana and Coach Gordon Igesund of South Africa cracked into the top 10 spot by moving up 6th points to claim the 9th place on the table, while Cameroon lost two places to sit at 11th, crashing out of the top 10.

The biggest winners are the Lions of Senegal this month,  they are up 12 places, sitting at 20th overall on the continent. Liberia also faced the Lions of Taranga later this year in Monrovia.

Jericho Nagbe and company travel to Uganda the weekend of June 7-9 to honor their return match with The Uganda Cranes who reports say are expected to name a new coach next week for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.The 35million Mandela National Stadium in Kampala often referred to as the Namboole Stadium sits 45 thousand fans and is said to be a fortress and a hard hunting grounds for visitors. Uganda, despite lying at the bottom of the log in group J with 2 points and three matches remaining [ two home games and one away to Senegal], believes it can qualify and pull the ultimate surprise.The Lone Stars are second place with 4 points in group J that includes Senegal, Angola and Uganda.
Senegal tops the group with 5 points, while Angola lies third with 3 points.
Africa’s top 10
1 Côte d’Ivoire-2 Ghana-3 Mali-4 Nigeria-5 Algeria
-6 Tunisia-7 Zambia-8 Burkina Faso-9 South Africa-10 Equatorial Guinea.
World’s Top 10
1 Spain-2 Germany-3 Argentina-4 Croatia-5 Portugal
-6 Colombia-7 England-8 Italy -9 Netherlands-10 Ecuador

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