KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda has remained the top ranked football team
in Africa’s eastern region in the latest rankings released by
the sports’ world governing body in Zurich, Switzerland on
According to the
rankings, Uganda remains dominant in the Council of East and
Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), moving two places
up to 71st with 464 points from the previous 73rd
place in the global ranking.
“We are happy that
after our recent games against Egypt where we won one and lost
the other we have improved in the FIFA rankings,” Uganda interim
coach Moses Basena told Xinhua.
Uganda Cranes beat
Egypt 1-0 in a 2018 Federation of International Football
Association (FIFA) World Cup qualifier and lost by the same
score away in Alexandria.
In the CECAFA
region, Uganda remained the best placed, followed by Kenya who
slipped by six places becoming 88th in the world.
Rwanda is now 118th
and third in the CECAFA region, while Tanzania, Burundi and
Sudan also improved in the rankings.
Africa’s best ranked team and 30th with 866 points in
the world ranking. Tunisia improved to 31st, while
Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo are 33 and 42
its top position with 1,606 points, while Brazil slipped to
second place and Portugal, also the European world champion,
moved to third place.
Zambia moves up 18
places on FIFA rankings
LUSAKA Uganda (Xinhua)
-- Zambia has made a huge leap on the world soccer governing
body, FIFA/Coca Cola rankings, by moving 18 places upwards, its
soccer governing body said on Thursday.
Association of Zambia (FAZ) said the country has moved to occupy
the 78th position in the world and 16th in
Africa after an impressive run of results in recent games,
citing the latest rankings released by the world soccer
The soccer governing
body said the huge leap was due to the national soccer team’s
back-to-back wins over Algeria in recent World Cup qualifiers as
well as wins over South Africa and Swaziland to qualify for the
2018 Kenya African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals.