Written by YAMIKANI SIMUTOWE
BLANTYRE--Malawi national football team, the Flames, have crashed with six steps from 90 to 96 in the latest FIFA-Coca-cola World ranking. This is bad news for the Flames who had clanged on position 90 for the past two months, and meanwhile they are preparing to play Ghana in the decisive African Cup second leg match at Civo Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Lilongwe.
The Black Stars, according to the October edition of the FIFA/Coca-cola World Ranking released Wednesday remains unchanged from the previous month of September. The Black Stars have clanged on position 31 on the overall table despite gaining 8 points more to take their accumulation to 722 points against Malawi’s 365.
The October edition of the ranking took into account all the matches the Flames played over the past four years including the latest game they lost 2-0 to Ghana last month in Ghana. Spain is still topping the world ranking table with Germany trailing on second position and Portugal beating England to third position. The others in the top are Italy, Argentina, Holland, Demark, Uruguay and Greece.