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Downward spiral in Fifa rankings

NAIROBI, July 2 – Kenya slipped three places in the latest Fifa rankings released for the month of June dropping to 105th. HARAMBEE STARSSpeaking to Capital Sport, Football Kenya Limited (FKL) Technical Director Patrick Naggi attributed the drop to the declining football standards in the country pointing an accusing finger to the soccer mismanagement in the country, which over the years has dogged the sport and contributed to its maligning development.
 
Naggi who is charged with providing technical know how, on developing and improving the sport in the country, said the country lacks the requisite programmes needed to develop the sport.

“As a country we are doing nothing to help our young talents, and improving standards, it’s very disappointing for our country because as we speak we are pre-occupied with other things other than our core mandate,” Naggi explained

Due to the poor rankings, Kenya’s upcoming stars cannot join plum league clubs in Europe, as strict regulations restrict the clubs to signing players from countries that are ranked from number seventy two downwards.

Kenya’s neighbours are all in the top 100 list, Uganda is ranked a favorable 75th and claim 15th position in the continent, Tanzania claim position 97, and are ranked 23rd in the continent, in the continental rankings Kenya claim the 27th position.

Kenya’s highest ranking dates back to last year December, when the country rose upto 68th after an impressive show by Harambee Stars who came in second in Group 2 and progressed to the current second group phase.

Naggi observed that there will be no respite to the problems until they are dealt with by development minded Kenyans.

“From the streets if you ask anyone, everyone knows what needs to be done, the question is when do we stop the talking and actually start working,” He opined.

Meanwhile, at the top, the rankings have rattled the so called best in the world; the samba boys have leapfrogged the Spanish, after Brazil won the Confederations Cup last week in South Africa.

The Dutch are third followed closely by the Azzuri, and closing the top five is Germany.

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Africa’s crème-de-la crème will be Cote d’Ivoire who are 18th world over. 

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. PreciousRamotswe

    May 7, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Men claim they can do what women do. Why don’t they extend the same sentiments to the kitchen?

    • maingi

      May 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      its women who say what men can do they can do better. we can cook but why cook when there’s someone to do it. i can assure you, we men can’t starve ourselves

    • Mazzdark

      May 8, 2013 at 9:40 am

      Men have NEVER made any such claim…why would they?

  2. Kassim

    May 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    It seems to me that you are hanging around the wrong men.

    I am a good cook and I can’t pick out anyone from my circle of friends who doesn’t know how to make a good meal… and no, I’m not talking about grilling meat!

  3. Afro

    May 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    “In woman speak, we have no problems leaving you with the kids for a weekend. At least the kids will be fed and we can take some time off to relax. And we get to brag about you to our friends!!!”…….and this is supposed to be a good thing, right??

  4. James Onyando

    May 7, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Tutajaribu…

  5. Sina Maneno

    May 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I guess I am one very lucky lady since all the men I have dated knew how to cook and not just the basics but pull some spectacular dishes while at it.

  6. Free Spirit

    May 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I totally agree…cooking just that once will have me going out of my way for him..well….a bit

  7. Mazzdark

    May 8, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I can cook up a storm

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