The Black Stars of Ghana remained stagnant in the latest FIFA ranking released today.
Ghana, 9th on the African Continent could not move a step and will need games in their upcoming qualifiers to stand a chance of making progress.
Brazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup champions Germany (2nd, down 1), who slipped back into second spot.
Argentina remain in third but the heavyweight trio are accompanied in the top five by two sides reaching unusually heady heights.
Switzerland (4th, up 1) have reached their highest position since the very first month of the World Ranking (they were third in August 1993), while Poland (5th, up 1) are at an all-time high. Neither have dropped in the standings for 11 months.
Egypt are Africa's highest ranked team in the world despite slipping down one place to 25th position.