Thursday, October 23, 2014

Uganda, Kenya fall as Tanzania, Ethiopia Rise in Latest FIFA Rankings

Uganda has fallen five places according to the latest Coca Cola FIFA rankings released on Thursday October 24.

Uganda; 79th last month is now ranked 84th in the world and 21st in Africa with 389 points.

The fall is attributed to the back-to-back losses to Togo in the Africa Nations Cup qualifiers and Uganda Cubs' (U-17) failure to go past Zambia in the Africa Youth Championship qualifiers.

Neighbours Kenya have also fallen five places from 111st to 116; a fall attributed to losses against Morocco and Egypt in international friendlies.
However, there was rise for Tanzania and Ethiopia who are now ranked 110 and 111 in the world respectively. Ethiopia were the biggest movers rising 21 places from 132 last month.

Uganda’s opponents in group E of the AFCON qualifiers Ghana dropped two places to 35th (5), Togo rose 72 places to 52nd (10) whilst Guinea dropped 7 places to 55 (11).

World champions Germany maintain top spot followed by Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and Netherlands in that order.