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Ghana’s standing in the October 2023 FIFA World Rankings has remained constant, even in the face of disheartening losses to the USA and Mexico in the recent international break.
These rankings, unveiled on October 26 by FIFA, reveal that the Black Stars have preserved their 60th position worldwide, and they continue to hold the 11th spot among African teams. These rankings mirror their standing in the previous September release.
Black Stars Recent Games
During the latest international break, Ghana faced setbacks, notably suffering a 2-0 loss to Mexico in the first of two friendlies on October 15, followed by a humbling 4-0 defeat to the USA three days later.
Black Stars’ head coach, Chris Hughton, anticipates a resurgence as they prepare for the November 2026 World Cup qualifiers and the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in January.
About Ghana Black Stars
The Black Stars is the national football team of Ghana. The team was established in 1958 and has since become one of the prominent football teams in Africa. The name “Black Stars” is a reference to the Black Star of Africa in the flag of Ghana, symbolizing African freedom.
The team has had success both regionally and internationally. Ghana has won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) four times (in 1963, 1965, 1978, and 1982) and has been a consistent contender in the tournament. On the global stage, the Black Stars have qualified for the FIFA World Cup multiple times, with their best performance being reaching the quarterfinals in 2010 in South Africa.
Notable players like Abedi Pele, Asamoah Gyan, and Michael Essien have contributed significantly to the team’s success over the years. The Black Stars are known for their passionate fan base and distinctive black and white kits.
The team has faced challenges, including controversies and managerial changes, but it remains a force in African football. The Black Stars continue to strive for success in both continental and global competitions, representing the pride and aspirations of the Ghanaian people.
The Ghana national football team, the Black Stars, has a rich history intertwined with the growth of football in Africa.
Ghana’s first international match was against the Gold Coast Selection in 1951, prior to becoming an independent nation.
Apart from their AFCON victories, Ghana’s Black Stars made a significant impact at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, reaching the Round of 16.
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa saw Ghana reach the quarterfinals, becoming the third African team to achieve this feat.
Abedi Pele, considered one of Africa’s greatest footballers, played a pivotal role in the team during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Asamoah Gyan, Ghana’s all-time leading goal scorer, has been a prominent figure in recent years, contributing to the team’s success.
The Black Stars have developed intense rivalries with other African football powerhouses, including Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, and Cameroon, adding to the competitive spirit of African football.