Ghana moved one place up to the 51st position in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.
The Black Stars gained points after drawing 1-1 with Egypt at home in a final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier played in Cape Coast.
The concluding 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers have made their mark on the latest ratings with Senegal and the winners of the European zone play-offs among the biggest climbers.
The Lions of Teranga have, in fact, risen to 23rd – their highest-ever position on the global ladder – on the back of securing a first World Cup place since 2002.
They are now the top-ranked African nation, having leapfrogged fellow 2018 World Cup finalists Tunisia (27th, up 1) and Egypt (31st, down 1).