KAMPALA, (Xinhua) --
Uganda will end the year as the best
ranked nation in the Council for East and Central
African Football Associations (Cecafa) region.
According to the latest rankings by the Federation of
International Football Association (FIFA), Uganda has
slipped to 75th place, but top in the region.
“It is good that we complete the 2017 season top of the
region. This means that we are working hard,” Edgar
Watson, the Uganda FA Chief Executive Officer told
Xinhua on Friday.
Despite Uganda Cranes failing to retain the regional
Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup trophy, Uganda dropped by a
place from 74th to 75th with 448
points from 448.19 points.
Zambia replaced Uganda in 74th place in the
Kenya who won the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup after
beating Zanzibar last Sunday, is second in the region by
climbing five places to 106th. Rwanda moves
seven places to 113th.
There is also a rise for Sudan to 136th as
Burundi drops by four places to 142nd.
Tanzania also drops five places to 147th,
while South Sudan declines further by one place to 153rd.
For the others in the Cecafa region, Djibouti is in 186th
position, Eritrea and Somalia lag behind in joint 206th
position together with Bahamas, Tonga, Anguilla and
Senegal remains the best African ranked team on 23rd
position with 884 points, while Tunisia follows suit in
second place as it is in 27th (838 points).
Germany also maintains top position with 1,602 points
ahead of Brazil with 1,483 points.