Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Features

Kenya two places up in latest FIFA ranking

Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi issues instructions during a training session at the Kasarani Stadium on September 5, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 – The away draw against Egypt in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier seems to have done Kenya a bit of favor as the Harambee Stars moved two places up in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.

Stars are now ranked at 106th, two places up from the 108 ranking they found themselves during the last ranking on October 24.

Francis Kimanzi’s men who have an all time ranking of 68 might have moved way higher in the ranking had they picked a better result than a 1-1 draw against lower ranked Togo in their second AFCON qualifier.

Neighbors Uganda have meanwhile moved two places up to 77th and remain the second best placed CECAFA region country, Kenya pulling in at second.

Ethiopia have meanwhile moved five spots up courtesy of their massive 2-1 victory against Ivory Coast in Bahir Dar in the AFCON qualifiers and are now ranked at 146th. Tanzania have dropped down one place to 134 while Burundi have slipped eight places low to 151.

Senegal meanwhile remain the best ranked African country after retaining their spot at number 20 worldwide while Tunisia have moved two steps up to 27, four above Nigeria who have improved four places.

African champions Algeria have moved three places up to 35th and are number four on the African list with Morocco moving down to fifth at number 43 worldwide.

Belgium, France and Brazil have retained their slots in the top three worldwide.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon champion has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Athletics Disciplinary...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved