The Gambia has climbed up to 43rd position on the FIFA Coca Cola ranking on the continent but still wayward on 143rd on the global ranking. The latest figures ranked Algeria at the apex on the continent closely followed by Cote Dâ€™Ivoire while neighbors Senegal captures fifth place leaving Cameroon at 6th.
The Gambia has made a significant moved after scoring 188.44 points compared to last monthâ€™s 124 when the Scorpions played the BafanaBafana away to South Africa in the opening AFCON 2017 Qualifiers with a goal less draw in Durban and a one all stalemate to the Cranes of Uganda in an international friendly in Kampla. The current statistics shows that the Gambia has moved up to 17 places after last monthâ€™s ranking when the Scorpions stood at 160.
The Gambia will resume its campaign in September when the Scorpions will play host to Cameroon. Meanwhile the GFF Organizing Committee has met on Tuesday to review the organization of the match between the Gambia and Senegal in the CHAN Qualifiers played over the weekend. The meeting commended all members for a well co-ordinated arrangement but challenged members to still double up for the next qualifying match with Cameroon later in September which according to the Vice Chairman Mr. Ebou Faye would attract more interest and attention than the rest.