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FIFA Rankings: Harambee Stars moves five positions better

With two wins in a row, national football team Harambee Stars has moved five positions up on the FIFA rankings released today.

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With 1204 points, Kenya moves to 107 following their back to back victories: They started with a win against Ghana’s Black Stars 1-0 in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier before defeating Malawi 1-0 in th international FIFA calendar.

Uganda remains the top in Cecafa region despite moving a place down to 83rd following a 0-0 draw with Tanzania in an AFCON qualifier.

Kenya is second in the region, Sudan (132), Rwanda (137), Tanzania (140), Burundi (148), Ethiopia (149), South Sudan (158), Djibouti (196), Eritrea & Somalia (206) take up the next positions in the region.

In Africa, Tunisia takes the lead at position 23 after moving a place up followed by Senegal (25), DR Congo (40), Morocco (45) while former champions Nigeria closes the top five in the standings at position 48.

Globally, Belgium has moved to the top of the ranking by relegating world champions France to second spot.

After decisive wins against Scotland (4-0) in a friendly match and Iceland (3-0) in a UEFA Nations League fixture played in early September, Belgium have finished on the same number of points as France, but took the lead by a few decimal points to reclaim top spot, which they last occupied from November 2015 to April 2016, while being coached by Marc Wilmots who was later replaced by Roberto Martinez.

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