Bafana stay static in rankings
Bafana Bafana have remained static at number 68 in the latest Fifa World Rankings released on Wednesday.
A draw in Botswana and a 3-0 home win over Gabon have not helped Gordon Igesund’s side climb up the ladder in the global list, though they have moved up one place in the African rankings to number 14.
It is well below their ranking of this time last year, when they were placed at 49 on the global list and No 7 in Africa.
But a run of eight games without a win before their victory over a youthful Gabon had seen the country in freefall.
Ivory Coast remain the top-ranked African side and sit 16th in the world, followed by Ghana (33rd in world), Algeria (35th), Libya (39th) and Mali (40th). African champions Zambia are in sixth (41st).
Spain’s 2012 European Championship win means they are remain the top-ranked side on the global list, followed by Germany, Uruguay, England and Portugal.