Uganda Cranes players celebrate a goal during match against France Military Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE
[/media-credit] The Uganda Cranes lineup that started against Mali Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

Uganda has risen two slots in the latest FIFA rankings as per current release on Thursday April 6, 2017.

The CECAFA reigning champions are 72nd in the world, from 74th last month with 462 points and are now 15th in Africa.

The rise may be attributed to the 1-1 draw with Kenya Harambee Stars in an international friendly on March 23.

But neighbours, Kenya have had a massive improvement moving up a record 10 places to 78, just six slots below Uganda.

Kenya followed a 1-1 draw with Uganda by beating CHAN champions DR Congo 2-1 at Machakos, still last month.

AFCON and World Cup opponents

Egypt, one of Uganda’s opponents in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers are now the highest ranked nation in Africa and 19th in the world after rising a slot.

Ghana have dropped two places to 45th while Congo Brazzaville are now 84th after a slump by six places.

Cape Verde, the Cranes’ opponent in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers are now 82nd, Lesotho’s 148th after dropping seven places while Tanzania have risen 22 places to 135th.

World’s best

Record World Cup winners Brazil remain the top ranked nation followed by rivals Argentina, Germany, Chile and Colombia in that order.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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