Bafana Bafana are now ranked number 66 in the FIFA World rankings, just one spot higher than the previous ranking released last year December.
This is good news for Hugo Broos men, who have recently qualified for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Liberia 2-1 in Monrovia.
However it’s still a far cry from January 1996, when the team was ranked number 16 in world after reaching the Africa Cup of Nations Final.
The last time Bafana Bafana were ranked in the top 50 was in April 2011 when Pitso Mosimane’s men were ranked on position 38.
And since then, Bafana Bafana’s performance on the world stage has been on downward spiral.
2022 World Cup winners Argentina are the highest ranked team followed by France in second place.
In Africa, South Africa is ranked 12 and Morocco, who became the African nation to reach the World Cup semi-final, are the highest ranked team on the continent.
By Zola Doda