Ghana have dropped from 43rd position to 45th place on the FIFA ranking for the month of April, according to the ratings released on Thursday by the world football governing body.

The Black Stars were inactive during the last FIFA day of friendly after arrangement to play Senegal fell through.

As a result of that they didn't have the chance to build on their accumulated points, hence slipped.

On the African continent Ghana are now eighth, behind Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Congo DR and Tunisia.

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On the global scene, Brazil returned to their seat at the top of the podium after a seven-year break. They are  followed closely by Argentina,  Germany, Chile and Colombia.

Macedonia (133, plus 33) were the month’s biggest movers, with some strong gains coming within the top 50 too as Sweden (34, plus 11), Northern Ireland (26, plus 9), USA (23, plus 7), Greece (39, plus 7) and Japan (44, plus 7) all gained ground.

The next Fifa/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 4 May 2017.