MINI-CLIMB FOR GAMBIA ON FIFA

By Sulayman Bah
Gambia registered a slight improvement in FIFA’s latest ranking making a Gambiaone-step climb.
With a mere ninety points, a side once considered Africa’s biggest emerging football nation in 2008, has been on the downward spiral until this month’s slightly positive news .
Similar news follows in CAF with coach-less Gambia occupying position 47th -seven places above bottom-placed Somalia.
Algeria leads in Africa followed by Tunisia, and Senegal at fourth with flops Nigeria, who, failed to book a qualification ticket, at 9th.
World Cup winners Germany unsurprisingly are atop with Argentina, Colombia and Belgium at 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
The ranking is based on performance including test matches and matters will only get worse for the tiny West African nation unless Gambia begins to hold test matches giving they are ineligible to compete in the Afcon qualifiers. Participation the Wafu and CAF local-based nations cup tourney could give the West African nation a positive reading.