algeria celebrations

Algeria are back as Africa’s top team in Fifa’s ranking for April, while Cape Verde slip from the summit to sixth.

Moving up from third to first, Algeria have re-established themselves, helped by a 7-1 thrashing of Ethiopia in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

In contrast, Cape Verde were beaten twice by Morocco.

And Nigeria have tumbled to 14th in Africa and 67th in the world after being eliminated from qualifying for the 2017 Nations Cup.

Top 10 African sides in Fifa’s rankings for April (world ranking in brackets)

1. Algeria (33)

2. Ivory Coast (34)

3. Ghana 38)

4. Senegal (43)

5. Egypt (44)

6. Cape Verde (47)

7. Tunisia (47)

8. DR Congo (51)

9. Guinea 58)

10. Congo (59)

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