Flames slump to lowest FIFA ranking of 2017


The Malawi National Football Team’s downward spiral on the FIFA rankings continued on Thursday as the team slumped to their lowest ranking of the year, plummeting by 9 places.

This was discovered after the world soccer governing body released its November to December rankings.


Flames: Have now dropped to 126.

Ron Van Geneugden’s Flames who were ranked 117 before Thursday’s release have now dropped to 126, the worst ranking since the turn of the year.

This has come at a time when some soccer fans and pundits are beginning to lose faith in the Belgian mentor.

Under his tutelage, the team has played 11 games in all competitions, winning 2, losing four with 5 draws.

Malawi’s next 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying opponents, Morocco have moved 8 steps up to position 40 in the world while another team in the same group Cameroon have dropped by 3 places to position 45.

Comoros whom Malawi beat 1-0 in their first qualifying outing are ranked 130 after falling 3 places down.

Malawi’s latest international assignment was a 1-1 draw against Lesotho in a friendly match, played at the Bingu National Stadium, in Lilongwe two weeks ago.

Their next competitive fixture could come in June 2018 in the regional showpiece, the COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup.

Ranked 75, Zambia’s Chipolopolo Boys are the highest ranked team in the region followed by South Africa, ranked 81.

The Teranga Lions of Senegal are ranked top on the continent while Germany lead the global ladder.



  1. Its nuh abot de coach but di team wi played against,how do you expect your team to be improved if ur playing against a team that is at the bottom of fifa ranking?FAM its a political not football govorning body.all they need its money.am tired of this shit!

  2. I suggest that from today Flames should not waste their money going to Europe RSA etc, they should camp in Zambia and learn from the Chipolopolo coz the Zambian team is one of the best national teams in Africa.

  3. The white was accomadated with everything that is needed in gud living standard for example..nice car,house,full dstv bookey,airtym everything but he’s failing to produce gud results he’s is changing the squad now and then so cn u expact gud outcome……local coaches had been there but FAM havent treated them like the European man………due to their selfishness the FAM have our National team will never produce gud results until they accomodate local based coache like they doing to the RVG our national team will be flaming more

  4. those shits happened in the hands of white man as a coach!!all FAM member should resign,this is their problem they don’t know how to choose a coach!!!!

  5. Standarde yampira kumalawi inatsika pansi maplayer athualibechidwichampira koma mowa kusuta ndizibwenzi. Zimenezi zikuonongaysogolampira mpira umafuna mphamvu nzeru ndi kudyabwino. Komanso Macoach omwe akulembedwa ntchito ndiosadziwa zampira misonkho yathu ikungoonongekapopandaphindu mapeto ake ndiamenewa sizodabwisa.

  6. flames angoithetsa basi kusakhale nation team.ma player opatsidwe makasu a fam angosegula farm ma prayer azilima fodya mwina dziko litha kupindura nawo.coz they have achieved nothing as far football history is concerned.kumangoononga misonkho yathu kupita kunja kukasewe game kumangobwerako malichaje basi.

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