KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda has dropped eight places to 82nd in the latest
rankings by the Federation of International Football
The new FIFA
rankings released on Thursday in Zurich showed that Uganda now
has 403 points.
The drop is
attributed to Uganda’s recent results against the Central
African Republic and Niger, who defeated the Cranes 2-1 and 1-0
“All this is
happening because results have not been going our way. But
Uganda will improve in the rankings again after the Africa Cup
of Nations qualifiers against Tanzania and Lesotho,” deputy CEO
of the Ugandan FA Humphrey Mandu told Xinhua on Friday.
champions Germany remain at the head of FIFA’s leaderboard with
1,558 points, with Brazil and Belgium second and third
Despite their recent
slump, Uganda maintained their dominance in the Council for East
and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) region.
Kenya, who dropped by one place in the FIFA rankings to 112nd,
are second in CECAFA, while Sudan and Rwanda are third and
Tunisia, who will
feature at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, are Africa’s
best ranked nation at 21st.
Elsewhere on the
continent, Senegal have improved by one place to 27th,
while the Democratic Republic of Congo remain in 38th