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GENEVA, Switzerland, February 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The February edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking is dominated by the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. By claiming their third title, Nigeria (30th, up 22) have not only ended a 19-year drought since they last won the tournament, but have also climbed 22 places to 30th – their best ranking since August 2010 – while beaten finalists Burkina Faso (55th, up 37) have moved up a massive 37 places to 55th. Hosts South Africa (60th, up 25) have also enjoyed a significant leap of 25 places. Although former Africa Cup of Nations winners Côte d’Ivoire (12th, up 2) bowed out at the quarter-final stage, last year’s runners-up have achieved their best-ever world ranking. However, the Elephants have not made it into the top ten, where Spain (1st, unchanged) continue to reign supreme ahead of Germany (2nd, unchanged) and Argentina (3rd, unchanged). England (4th, up 2) complete the top four after their home win over Brazil.
Inspiring Ghanaian polio survivors pioneer extreme sports combination of skating and soccer / Award-winning South African filmmakers crowd-source funding via Kickstarter for the documentary
Adventure, Adversity, Perseverance, and Voodoo: Documentary About Underdog African Team Vying to Reach World Cup Premieres on Fox Soccer
Women religious, shareholders amplify efforts of Indianapolis police to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation during Super Bowl weekend as Indy Gov set to pass anti-trafficking bill.
Shakira’s ‘Waka Waka’ Drives Successful Fundraising Efforts to Benefit Various African Causes Including FIFA’s ’20 Centres for 2010′ Initiative
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM—16/01/2012 – Dr. Molefi Nathaniel Oliphant, Honorary Life President, South African Football Association and Vice President & Executive Member, Confederation of African Football (CAF) has been announced as a keynote speaker at the upcoming African Football Executive Confex 2012. The premier African football business conference and networking Expo is set to take place on 18th – 20th April 2012 at the Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg.