The Malawi national football team has moved four places up to 97 from 101 in the latest FIFA ranking released on
Thursday by the World soccer governing body.
The Flames had a gland game against the Taifa Stars on 11 October in which they won by a goal to nil only to exit the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers due to a 2-1 goal aggregate.
Despite this, Enerst Mtawali’s boys are back onto the top 100 of the football rankings.
Algeria have been dislodged by the current African Cup of Nations holders Ivory Coast as the number one team in Africa, with the Desert Foxes now occupying the second position.
Belgium are now the current number one team in the world for the first time in their history, with Germany occupying the second position.
Malawi’s next assignment will be in March against Guinea in the 2017 Afcon qualifier in Lilongwe at the newly built Bingu National Stadium.