National team Harambee Stars has moved one place up in the latest world’s football body FIFA rankings that were released today as world champions Germany remains world’s number one.
After winning Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) title, Harambee Stars has moved to position 105 globally and 25th on the continent.
With 317 points globally, they failed to play on the same league like neighbours Uganda which is currently competing at the Africa nations championships (CHAN) in Morocco after Kenya failed to host the continental football extravaganza.
Advantaged Uganda moved two places up from 75th to 73rd globally and 16th on the continent which is the highest in the East Africa Region followed by Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi and Tanzania.
Surprisingly, Tunisia now top the continent, displacing Senegal while Egypt, Morocco and Democratic Republic of Congo complete the best five in Africa.
Kenya’s next opponent in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Ghana are ranked 50 in the world and eighth in Africa.
Rwanda and Sudan, who are representing the Cecafa region, will possibly rise when the next rankings are released next month.
Amavubi Stars held Nigeria to a goalless draw in the opening Group C match and play Equatorial Guinea on Friday.
For a long time, world champions Germany remained top followed by Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium.