Zambia continues to trail 2015 AFCON Group F qualifier opponents Cape Verde on the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.
Two points separate Zambia and the 2013 AFCON tournament debutants on the rankings released by FIFA after Chipolopolo dropped one notch on the July charts.
Zambia are 77th in the World while Cape Verde are just below them in 75th.
The two teams will meet on match-day-two of Group F during the weekend of October 9.
Zambia’s other Group F opponent Niger are at number 99.
Group F prospects Tanzania and Mozambique are 106 and 114 respectively on the FIFA rankings ahead of their second round, first leg match in Dar-es-Salaam on Sunday.
The winner of the two-legged, knockout tie will visit Zambia in a Group F opening fixture on September 6.