The Black Stars of Ghana have dropped on the latest Coca-Cola- FIFA Ranking for the month of September after losing to South Africa in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Charles Kwablan Akonnor left the Black Stars job with the side dropping from their usual 52nd position to the 53rd position in the latest ranking released by FIFA.
The drop follows Ghana’s poor showing in their opening two World Cup qualifiers, beating Ethiopia and losing to South Africa in their first two games.
Charles Kwabla Akonnor and his two deputies were sacked on Monday by the Ghana Football Association due to the team’s uninspiring showing.
In November 2019 , the Black Stars broke into the top 50 for the first time in four months under former Coach James Kwesi Appiah.
The Black Stars ended in the Top 50 before Charles Kwabla Akonnor took over in January 2020 before football was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Black Stars have maintained the 52nd position since February this year and have dropped to the 53rd position for the month of September.
At continental level, Ghana still hold seventh position just above Egypt and Nigeria in Africa’s Top 10.
Senegal (20) continue to lead the pack, followed by Tunisia (25), Algeria (30) , Morocco (33), Nigeria (34), Egypt (48) Ivory Coast (54), Cameroon (50) and Mali (61).
Ghana returns to action on October 2021 with a doubleheader in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe.