Kenya has risen 27 places to position 98 in the world in the latest FIFA rankings. In the rankings released this morning, Kenya has been ranked above Rwanda, whose Amavubi Bees kicked Stars out of this year’s edition of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.
The latest rise majorly comes from the recent wins for Kenya against Cape Verde (1-0) and Uganda (2-0) and a 1-1 draw with Burundi in recent times.
This is a standout positive for a team that has been lately dogged by mismanagement issues, a situation that has led to bowing out of five competitions in 2015 alone, in the first round in four of them.
Belgium are the chart toppers in the latest rankings, ahead of Argentina, Spain, Germany and Chile who comprise the top five in that order. In Africa, Kenya is 23rd in a list led by Ivory Coast, Algeria, Ghana, Tunisia and Senegal in that order.
Here’s a graphic of the top 10 in Africa and the world. The number against the country indicates its position in the world rankings.
Uganda are the top East African side coming in at number 63 in the world and 13th in CAF. Kenya’s ranking is however likely to take a dip in coming months due to absence of fixtures in the near future; their next competitive outing coming in March 23 2016 when they play Guinea-Bissau in an Afcon qualifier.