Stars to fall in FIFA rankings

Taifa Stars recent defeat by Central Africa Republic over the weekend is likely to be followed by deep plunge in the global football rankings to be released by FIFA on June 29.

The monthly ranking, which is based on performance of national teams at FIFA-sanctioned matches, would demote Stars from its present stand of 117 deep below.

Stars have suffered three consecutive defeats in international matches with the latest 2-1 loss compounding misery at the Jan-Poulsen coached team.

Stars have been bubbling in triple figure digits since the beginning of the year with the lowest rank being in February when the team knocked 123rd stand.

The best rank since the start of the 2011 season was attained in April on 112.

Stars have lost three matches each to Mozambique, South Africa and the latest in Bangui has further compounded further their poor image before the global rankings.

Tanzania attained their highest ranking of 65 during February 1995 and the lowest was recorded in ten years later in month of October to hit 175.

The best mover or upsurge in ranking was realised in September 2006 after defeating Burkina Faso to ascend by 29 places.

The worst mover was in September after plunging to 16 positions.

Unless Stars win vital friendly and competitive matches, then there is a possibility to move up the ranking ladder.

For the past five years Stars ranking was the highest during the 2007 to hit 89th mark on global stage.


Written by Israel Saria

For the last 20 years I have been working as a football pundit. This experience has provided me with a very useful insight into football and the opportunity to carry out extensive research into the game including its players, the stadiums, the rules and tactics and I have also been grateful to meet a wide range of people connected to football in the UK, Tanzania, Germany .....

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