Zambia has continued its five month crawl up the FIFA rankings.
Chipolopolo on Thursday moved two places up the World charts from 74 to 72.
Wedson Nyirenda’s side have been on the up since September when Zambia jumped from 96th to 78th before rising to 77 in October and later 75 in November.
Zambia are currently the 15th highest ranked country in the CAF zone on the FIFA charts.
Tunisia are 23rd, Senegal are 24th, Egypt are 30th while Morocco are 39th.
DR Congo is 43rd, Burkina Faso (43), Cameroon (45), Ghana (50), Nigeria (51), Algeria (57) round up the top ten.
Cote d’Ivoire (61), Cape Verde (63), Guinea (66) and Mali (71) are the teams lurking outside the top ten.
Uganda, who lost 3-1 to Zambia in their 2018 CHAN Group B opener on January 14, are 73rd.
Meanwhile, the World top10 is led by Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, France and Chile in that order.