Uganda’s upward trend in the world of soccer continued after it rose two places in the Coca Cola World FIFA rankings released on Wednesday 19th.

According to the rankings, Uganda is currently ranked 84th in the world climbing two places from 86th in November despite collecting 428 points same as the last rankings.

The static numbers of points are attributed to the fact that Uganda didn’t have any engagements as per Fifa recognition despite winning the recently concluded Cecafa Tusker cup.

Despite the global rise, the Cecafa record holders remain 22nd in Africa.

Ivory Coast remains the highest ranked nation in Africa in 14th position with 995 points followed by Algeria (19th), Mali (25th), Ghana (30th) and continental champions Zambia (34th).

Uganda’s 2014 World Cup qualifiers opponents Senegal and Liberia are ranked 77th and 112nd in the World respectively while Angola share 84th position with Uganda.

Uganda remains the highest ranked country in the Cecafa region followed by Sudan 101st, Burundi 104th, Ethiopia 110th, Tanzania 130th, Kenya, Rwanda 134th, Somalia 195th, Eritrea 196th, South Sudan 199th and Djibouti 202nd.

World and European Champions Spain remains top of the world rankings with Germany, Argentina, Italy and Columbia completing the top five.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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