Bafana Bafana have dropped two places in the latest FIFA rankings following their 1-0 loss to Ghana in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Hugo Broos’ men were ranked 66th in the world in the previous FIFA rankings following some impressive results in the qualifiers.
However, last Sunday’s controversial 1-0 defeat to the Black Stars has seen Bafana Bafana drop to 68th in the world.
On the African continent, Bafana Bafana also dropped, moving from 12th to 13th – and this would feel like a punch in the face for the South African Football Association (SAFA).
The SAFA leadership under the tutelage of Danny Jordaan had targeted top 10 in Africa before the 2022 FIFA World Cup as part of Vision 2022.
However, things appear to be going in the wrong direction as Bafana Bafana are set to miss the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and possibly the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar.