Friday 5 October 2012

Uganda highly ranked in Cecafa region

By Fred Maingi

Despite their recent 0-1 loss to Zambia  in the CAN 2013 qualifier last month ,Uganda has been ranked highest in the Cecafa region following the latest   Fifa  rankings .
   Uganda dropped two places to 90 following the loss  but still moved up one place to 22 in Africa.

Rwanda has  however dropped from 120 to 124 in the latest Fifa world rankings.

 Rwanda coached by Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojovic’s  has been inactive on the international friendlies circuit –the most likely reason for the slump.

Consequently,Rwanda has dropped four places with 272 points but remains 35 on the continent.
   Sudan is second in the Cecafa region after moving three places to 100th in the world and 29th  in Africa

Rwanda’s opponents in two international friendly matches due next week Botswana and Namibia jumped to 120 and 108, respectively.

Kenya dropped to 128 and 37 in global and Africa, respectively, while Tanzania maintained their 132 and 40 positions. Burundi dropped one place to 135 and 41 in Africa.

Ivory Coast tops the continent and is the 16th position worldwide, followed by Algeria and Mali in 24 and 27 positions, respectively.

Spain still heads the Fifa world rankings, with South American teams surging in the top 10 on the back of their 2014 World Cup qualifiers round last month.

Germany and Portugal follow in second and third, respectively, with the latter climbing one place.

Argentina jumped three places to fourth; Colombia is ranked ninth, leaping 13 spots following wins against Uruguay and Chile.

England dropped two places to fifth while the Netherlands rose to sixth position. Italy and Uruguay are next, both falling two places.

Greece climbed one place to complete the top 10. 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil are ranked 14th.

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