Zambia has moved one place up the FIFA rankings released on March 13 but find themselves ranked lower than Sierra Leone.
Patrice Beaumelles’ side has moved from 75 to 74 following their 2-1 home win over The Uganda Cranes on March 5 in Ndola.
However, Sierra Leone are two places above the 2012 African champions in 72nd place and 15th on the CAF rankings.
Sierra Leone have not qualified to the Africa Cup finals since 1996 where Zambia incidentally beat the Leone Stars 4-0 in a group game.
Zambia also moved one place up the CAF rankings from 17 to 16 following last Wednesdays win.
And Zambia’s friendly opponents last Wednesday The Cranes dropped from 84 to 85 and from 18th to 19th on the CAF rankings.