DeMbare is slowly losing its spot among the continent’s football aristocrats after slipping from position 12 to 13, following their knockout in the first round of the Champions League.
However, the club improved on their global ranking, moving 10 places up the ladder to position 225. The Glamour Boys are likely to suffer a huge slip on the continental rankings at the end of the money-spinning phase, which starts on July 17.
Eight clubs that reached the money-spinning phase of the African Champions League have made considerable movement in the June global club ranking released last week.
Enyimba, Al Hilal, Raja Casablanca and Cotton Sport Garoua are in Group A of the Champions League while Group B has Al Ahly, Widedad de Casablanca, Entente Sportif and Al Ahly.
Sudan’s Al Hilal are currently the best-ranked African club on the Club World Ranking. They climbed from position 74 to 72. Zimbabwe international Edward Sadomba turns out for Al Hilal.
DeMbare made considerable movement on the Club World Ranking moving from 235 to 225, but they is a huge gap with other continental clubs like Esperance, Al Ahly and Al Hilal who were ranked in the top 100 together with the Glamour Boys some three months ago.
The Club World Ranking — a top 400 club ranking — is compiled by the Germany-based International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) ranked DeMbare the ninth best club on the continent late last year, which saw the club being given a preliminary round bye in the Champions League this year.
However, the Glamour Boys tumbled out of the African Safari after going down 3-0 to Algeria’s MC Alger, in the ill-tempered match first round, second leg match also losing their grip on the Club World Ranking.
The World Club Ranking is currently led by the Uefa Champions League Kings, Barcelona. Clubs competing in the Uefa Champions League garner 14 points for a win and seven points for a draw while CAF Champions League team rake nine points for a win and 4,5 points for a draw.
The reason being widening difference in standard and performance between the two club competitions within each continent, as well as the increasing number of matches played in the less important competition of each continent.
The Club World Ranking is a precise classification showing the real level of the clubs free of any subjective influence. It is the result of a profound analysis that allows us to fairly report the level of international performance for each country.