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Sports News of Saturday, 24 December 2016


Ghana women ranked 45th in the world by Fifa

Ghana's women national team have ended the year as the 45th best women's team in the world.

The status was made known by the World Fifa Women's Ranking released on Friday.

Having moved one place up, the Black Queens currently sit between Serbia (43) and Cameroon (47).

On the continental level, Ghana are second on the log behind African champions Nigeria (35), while Cameroon (47) sit third.

Equatorial Guinea (50), South Africa (51), Cote d'Ivoire (60), Tunisia (68), Morocco (70), Algeria (76) and Egypt (83) complete the top 10.

The Black Queens' rise, which also includes a change in total accumulated points from 1487 to 1499, could be attributed to the team's performance in the recently-ended Women's Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Coach Yussif Basigi's outfit beat South Africa to finish third at the championship.

The USA still hold the first spot at the world level, while Germany, France, Canada and England make up the top five in that orde