Senegal Team Picture during 2018 World Cup Qualifiers match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokab Stadium, November on the 12 November 2016 © Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Senegal’s national team, the Lions of Teranga, maintained their ranking as the continent’s number one football nation according to the recent report published on Friday (June 14) by FIFA.

The ranking comes barely a week to the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, tournament due to kick off in Egypt.

Aliou Cisse’s side are 22nd on the global ranking and are pooled in AFCON Group C along with Algeria, and the East African duo of Tanzania and Kenya. The side led on the pitch by Sadio Mane are expected to qualify from the group.

Tunisia (global ranking, 25th), Nigeria (45th), Morocco (47th) and the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC(49th), complete the top five list of teams in the Confederation of African Football, CAF, region.

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban

(Africa News)

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