Despite bouncing back on the international stage with 2-0 loss to Tanzania, the Malawi national women’s football team has climbed six places up on Fifa World Rankings.
Fifa website reported recently that Malawi are now ranked 134th out of 140 teams.
“Malawi is the only nation to re-enter the ranking, while eight nations have slid out of the ranking due to prolonged inactivity, reducing the number of ranked countries from 147 to 140,” reads a report on Fifa website.
National Women Football Committee (NWFC) chairperson Severia Chalira described the development as a huge boost.
“It is an inspiration coming at a time when we have bounced back on the international stage after a long absence.
“We are looking forward to further improvements through participation in international tournaments such as the African Women’s Championship and the Cosafa Cup as well as international friendly matches,” said Chalira.
Malawi are hoping that the three foreign-based players—Tabitha Chawinga (Sweden), Alice Kadzisonga (Austria) and Loveness Nyakamera (South Africa)—will make a difference having been exposed to international football.