Friday, 7 September 2012

Uganda highly ranked in the Cecafa region

By Fred Maingi
Uganda took a giant stride in the East and central Africa  by being
ranked highest in the Fifa/Coca Cola World ranking after maintaining
88th position.
    This was brought about they drew with Botswana in a friendly last
weekend .They maintain 23rd position on the African continent.
   Sudan is ranked second in the CECAFA region, in 103rd position and
in 27th position on the African continent, with Ethiopia following in
114th position worldwide and 32nd in Africa.

Kenya which has been struggling lately have improved by one position
to 125th, and is ranked 37th on the African continent.
   Tanzania and Burundi are ranked 132nd and 134th in the world
rankings and 40th and 42nd on the continent, respectively, while
Eritrea has gone up two places to 185th and 46th in Africa.  Djibouti
is ranked 196th in the world and 51st in Africa.

   Rwanda have gone up to 120th, five places better than last
month.They are currently ranked 35th in Africa according to the latest
rankings released in Zurich .

After an appalling display in June where the  Rwanda’s Amavubi lost to
Algeria 4-0 in the opening game of the 2014 Brazil World Cup
qualifier, a series of losses in build-up games against Libya (2-0),
Tunisia (5-0) and a draw against Chad (1-1) did not help matters.

The Amavubi went on to lose to Nigeria 2-0 and a draw in Porto Novo
against hosts Benin ended a fight to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup
of Nations due in South Africa.

Côte d’Ivoire remains Africa’s highest ranked maintaining a 16th
position, while Ghana (31st), Mali (32nd), Libya (36th), Egypt (38th)
and Tunisia (41st) follow.

The reigning African champions Zambia are currently in 42nd position
in the world while newcomers South Sudan have moved up two places to
197th after their first game – a draw against Uganda in a friendly
match in Juba in July.

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