CAF has rated Ghana among the top 12 countries in Africa in terms of continental club competitions which has resulted in the decision to give the country four slots for the continental club championships effective next year.

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CAF has rated Ghana among the top 12 countries in Africa in terms of continental club competitions which has resulted in the decision to give the country four slots for the continental club championships effective next year.

The decision to give Ghana two more slots comes after the Ghana Football Association (GFA) recaptured its place amongst the 12-best nations according to the rankings of the continental soccer governing body.

According to CAF, the ranking was for the five-year period (2008-2012), which saw Ghana eclipse Zimbabwe into the top 12.

Tunisia remains the top ranked nation with Egypt rated second while Nigeria takes the , Sudan, Morocco, DR Congo, Algeria, Mali, Congo, Angola and Cameroon in that order.

This means that Ghana like the other countries will have the right to present two teams in the CAF Champions League and a further two in the CAF Confederation Cup.

This gives Berekum Chelsea the chance to join Asante Kotoko into the much prestigious CAF Champions League, with Medeama automatically qualified as winners of the FA Cup for the Confederation Cup as the last slot will be decided by the Ghana FA.

According to the GNA Sports, the impressive debut outing by Berekum Chelsea in their maiden appearance in the CAF Champions League last year served the catalyst for the re-entry into the top ranked teams.

Ghana has presented just a team each for both the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup since 2009 after a string of poor performances and no-shows by some clubs.

Chelsea narrowly missed out on a place at the semis in their debut appearance at the highest level of African club football despite being housed in a tough group alongside formers winners? Al-Ahly and Zamalek (both of Egypt) and TP Mazembe (DR Congo).

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