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Baxter’s Bafana Plummet To Four-Year Low

Bafana Bafana Have Fallen Heavily in The FIFA Rankings

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 14, 2017 10:44 AM

Stuart Baxter’s Bafana Bafana have dropped 14 spots in this month’s FIFA rankings, falling to their lowest position since 2013.

Check out the gallery to see Bafana's dramatic fall in rankings

Two defeats to Cape Verde have hurt South Africa’s attempts to climb up the rankings, and they were also handed a heavy blow after the win over Senegal was nullified for ‘match manipulation’ by FIFA.

The lack of points in those three games has seen Bafana drop to 80th place in the rankings, seeing them hit their lowest point since 2013, when they were ranked in 85th position.

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Meanwhile, Cape Verde’s wins have rocketed them up the table and they are the best movers this month, jumping a whopping 47 places to 67th in the world and 13th in Africa. South Africa are now ranked in 18th place on the continent.

Egypt remain the top ranked African nation in the world (25th), while Tunisia (31) are now in second place after leapfrogging the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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A.Zondi Joined: 21 Jul 2017
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A.Zondi Sep 17, 2017 10:55 AM
Baxter won't survive at bafana
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Matayitayi Sep 15, 2017 11:18 PM
Baxter failed before and now whats new? Jali can't be benched for that cow furman yhoo
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Juninho13 Sep 15, 2017 10:16 AM
I always wish Baxter stayed in the SSU and give tight competition to other PSL coaches. Bafana will never return to winning ways like 20 years ago.
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ndumiso45 Sep 14, 2017 10:01 PM
I think ukwazi ngokweqile kuka Baxter kuyayqedela i Bafana
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sinqobile mavundla Sep 14, 2017 09:21 PM
@Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd i lyk that
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janeiro Sep 14, 2017 05:50 PM
Any news about Sundowns v Wydad Casablanca editor?
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FlyingBucs Sep 14, 2017 01:24 PM
Bafana banyana
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Sep 14, 2017 01:23 PM
mmmmm i think this fifa thing have a problem wth South Africa tjoooo drop 14spots bt if Bafana bafana cn win ths two games against senegal n win against bakina faso you'll c it will jump into 70 nxiiii poor federation.....i pray to god that Bafana bafana cn win ol remaining games
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dlaisa charles Sep 14, 2017 12:41 PM
im surprised how same other supporters insult Baxter but they were prising him and saying sir baxter
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Mentashe Sep 14, 2017 12:36 PM
USELESS SAFA, WORSE COACH WHO DOES NOT EVEN KNOW THE RIGHJT PLAYERS, USELESS GOAL KEEPERS AND STUPID DEFENDERS.
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fisto vs zebraditor Sep 14, 2017 12:33 PM
Useless coach + useless national team =bunch of useless frogs
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Hector Mlungu Sep 14, 2017 12:28 PM
Not at all he is not good for biggest team
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lungiez Sep 14, 2017 12:25 PM
@mpmll We need to qualify first. Zambia beat us 2:0 so we ain't going nowhere...
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Always a way Sep 14, 2017 12:06 PM
Bra Shakes was a far better Coach than Baxter
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Always a way Sep 14, 2017 12:02 PM
Does Baxter's job still safe as Bafana's head coach after beaten hands down by weak national team,i so wish Chippa THE LUNATIC was Safa president so dat he can sack dat clueless Baxter
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Dr-barnes Sep 14, 2017 11:45 AM
This is wht SAFA wanted when they fire Shakes,I hope they r nw happy.
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La'Quintah Sep 14, 2017 11:32 AM
Jaah!! His fault, he's changing players each n every game
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khazamola81@gmail.com Sep 14, 2017 11:21 AM
I recomend Dan Malesela,Quinton Fortune,Pitso Mosimane,Erick Tincler,Thabo Senong to be bafana board team to select players for Coach how can i forgot Cleton Larsen?
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ndleleni_89 Sep 14, 2017 11:10 AM
two wins for Cabo Verde thanks to the weakest Bafana ever.Nxa
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roger-fetumba Sep 14, 2017 11:09 AM
They still going more down

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