KAMPALA, (Xinhua) --
Uganda dropped by five places in the latest FIFA
rankings released by Federation of International Football
The Uganda Cranes’
failure to qualify from the group stage at the 2018 Total Africa
Nations Championship in Morocco has seen them drop to 78th
place, but still remained top in the Council for East and
Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) region.
“The team will
continue to work hard so that we can keep improving in the
rankings in the world and in Africa,” said Edgar Watson, Uganda
FA Chief Executive Officer.
At the CHAN
tournament Uganda lost 3-1 to Zambia, fell 1-0 to Namibia and
drew goalless against Cote d’Ivoire.
Tunisia, who have
also qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, remained Africa’s
best ranked country in 23rd position with 914 points,
while Senegal dropped by three places to 27th place.
Republic of Congo moved to 34th place, while Morocco
dropped to 42nd place.
top position with 1602 points ahead of Brazil (1484 points).