The Ghana senior women’s national team, Black Queens, finished the year 2017 at 46th position in the world, according to the year-end Fifa listings released Friday.
Ghana fell one place below their rating, 45th, at the first quarter of the year.
The Black Queens however came second in the Caf rankings, behind reigning African champions Nigeria who also occupy the 37th place in the fourth-quarter global ranking despite their inactivity the entire year.
The Black Queens played only one game throughout the year, the international friendly against France, a game they were thrashed 8-0 last October.
Africa’s top five is completed by Cameroon (48), Equatorial Guinea (53) and South Africa (54).
The USA are the best ranked country in women’s football at the end of 2017, followed by Germany, England, Australia, and Canada filling the top five places.
Top Ten African Teams (world ranking in brackets):
1) Nigeria (37)
2) Ghana (46)
3) Cameroon (48)
4) Equatorial Guinea (53)
5) South Africa (54)
6) Egypt (74)
7) Mali (80)
8) Zimbabwe (83)
9) Ethiopia (90)
10) Zambia (96)