Saturday, December 7, 2019

After Beating Angola and Drawing DR Congo…Gambia Rise in World Rankings

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By Sulayman Bah

Gambia have risen by seven places in the world football rankings for November, Foroyaa Sport can report.

The Scorpions make the upward trajectory after shocking Angola at home 3-1 and pulling a come from behind to force a 2-2 draw with DR Congo.

Both games were played in November as Belgian gaffer Tom Saintfiet’s charges go top of the group on four points.

It took a Babucarr Jobe’s last-gasp effort to spare the profligacy of Bubacarr Trawally who had the best chance in that qualifier.

World football rankings powered by Coca-cola and arranged by Fifa statisticians, is a way of rating performances of teams affiliated to the Switzerland-based association.

Active participation remains a yardstick in the rankings. This month’s ascension is streets apart from the 166th position Gambia occupied the previous month.

Gambia play next against Gabon in 2020.

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