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DeMbare drop on world rankings

The latest rankings released by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) show that DeMbare failed to maintain their February position and slipped one position down the ladder.

However, DeMbare improved on the continental ranking moving one place up the ladder from position 10 to nine. This follows their 4-1 victory over MC Alger, in the first round of the Champions League at Rufaro. Dynamos scored through Denver Mukamba, Guthrie Zhokinyi, Roderick Mutuma and Farai Vimisayi.
The Glamour Boys are expected to fall heavily when the results of the return of the defeat to MC Alger in Algeria last weekend are collated for the April rankings. The Glamour Boys went down 3-0 in the return leg.

Inter Milan, who led the World Club Rankings, are also expected to take a knock following their defeat in the Uefa Champions League.
Reigning Champions League Kings Inter Milan are still ranked the number one team on the globe followed by FC Barcelona.

Inter Milan, who were stunned 5-2 by Schalke 04 in the quarter finals of the Champions League, are likely to be eclipsed by Barcelona who hammered Shakhatar Donetsk 5-1 on Wednesday night at Nou Camp.

The highest ranked English team on the World Club Rankings remains Manchester United in position six, the same position they had in February.  Liverpool also dropped on the World Club Rankings tumbling from position eight to 11, while Chelsea slipped from position 10 to 13.
Most of the clubs are set to tumble following the end of the Champions League.

However, DeMbare will be the biggest fallers from Africa on the World Club Rankings after being knocked out of the African Champions League. Dynamos will only start their campaign next year, but by then they would have fallen heavily on the world rankings.


TP Mazembe displace Egyptian giants Al Ahly

TP Mazembe has displaced Egypt’s Al Ahly as the continent’s best team. Ahly are now ranked 72 in the world after dropping from position 68.
The top 400 ranked world club teams garner points by participating in the Uefa Champions League, Uefa Europa League, CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup, Concacaf Champions League and Fifa Club World Cup among other competitions recognised by Fifa.

Top Africa clubs (world ranking in brackets)
1. TP Mazembe — DRC (71)
2. Al Ahly — Egypt (72)
3. FUS Rabat — Morocco (84)
4. Al Hilal  — Sudan         (87)
5. JS Kablyie — Algeria    (108)
6. Entente Setif — Algeria (114)
7. Sahawel Alexandria — Egypt (140)
8. Ismailia — Egypt     (150)
9. Dynamos — Zimbabwe (156)
10. Enyimba — Nigeria (159)

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