Kotoko, Hearts not ranked in top 500 clubs

first_imgThe International Federation of Football  History and Statistics (IFHHS) has released a list of the 500 finest  football clubs in the world based on their performance in competitive games from 1 January, 2014 to 31 December, 2014  but no Ghanaian club was rated.Real Madrid beat the 2013 highest ranked team, Bayern Munich by gaining 381 points for their splendid performance which won them the UEFA Champions League, the Copa Del Rey, the UEFA Super  Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.The highest ranked team in Africa was Setif for winning the CAF Champions League, but  the Algerian giant came 92 in the World.Ghanaian clubs were conspicuously missing due to their poor performance in the period under review. All the four Ghanaian clubs that played in the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup in 2014 couldn’t progress to the group stage and the worst of it was that the Ghana league champions, Kotoko were knocked out at the preliminary stage of the elite African club competition.In addition, King Faisal’s court action against the Ghana FA also contributed to the inability of Ghanaian clubs to make the list. The Ghana Premier League (GPL) has been in hibernation since June 2014 because relegated King Faisal placed an injunction on the GFA congress that ushers in every league season, hence made it impossible for the league to start.The Ghana Premier League will commence for the very first since June 2014 on 18 January, 2015 at the various centres. Below is the list of the first 10 ranked club in the worldPos         Club                     Country         Points1              Real Madrid CF         Spain                     381,002              FC Bayern München       Germany                    276,003              Club Atlético de Madrid                Spain            267,00 4              FC Barcelona               Spain                    251,005              Club Atlético Nacional   Colombia       249,506              Juventus FC,             Italy        245,007              Arsenal FC, London         England                233,007              SSC Napoli                   Italy                     233,00 9              CA River Plate, Argentina            228,009              FC Salzburg                 Austria                  228,00 Below is the top 10 rated club in AfricaPos     Club                      Country       Points 92           ES Sétif                 Algéria         131,0096           CS Sfaxien                           Tunisia                  130,00113         AS Vita Club,          DR Congo         119,50120         Étoile Sportive du Sahel Tunisia 117,50126         Zamalek SC                 Egypt                     115,50 130         Al-Ahly SC           Egypt             112,50142         Kaizer Chiefs FC                South Africa       108,00142         Espérance Sportive Tunis Tunisia/            108,00154         Séwé Sport        Côte-d’Ivoire     104,50170         Cotonsport de Garoua   Cameroun                   97,00  Note: The positions beside them are their rankings in the world. This means the first in Africa Setif is 92nd in the world, in that order.last_img

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