The indomitable Lions have moved up 20 places on the Fifa August ranking to the 51st position. This is the best in recent times since Cameroon crashed out of the 2010 World cup in South Africa.
Though on the classification table the team has progressed, the reality still remains that the team is still far from convincing to many a football lover.
The team though has improved in achieving a bit of cohesion is still wanting in the attack. without a sparring partner for the Fifa period the team trains in Paris ahead of the September World Cup qualifier game against Libya.
Leaders in Group I, the Lions gear up to qualify for the last round.
Ivory Coast remains the first African football team in the 18th position though regressed by five places. Ghana in the 24th position followed by Mali, Algeria and Nigeria.
Top 10 in Africa:
1 Ivory Coast (18 in the world)
2 Ghana (24)
3 Mali (32)
4 Algeria (34)
5 Nigeria (35)
6 Cape Verde Islands (36)
7 Burkina Faso (48)
8 Cameroon (51)
9 Tunisia (53)
10 Zambia (60)