Kenya shoot up ten places to 78th in FIFA rankings


Harambee Stars players celebrates Michael Olunga's goal against Uganda Cranes during their International Friendly at ...
Harambee Stars players celebrates Michael Olunga's goal against Uganda Cranes during their International Friendly at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 23, 2017. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

Kenya has moved up 10 places in the latest FIFA rankings with the high jump attributed to the 1-1 draw against Uganda and 2-1 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo in matches played in March.

The two countries are ranked higher than Kenya, and as a result, DRC dropped three places to 41st globally and 5th in Africa.

Coach Stanley Okumbi’s run of 10 matches unbeaten has seen Kenya climb steadily into the top 100 and now settle at 78th and 16th in Africa.

Kenya now has collected 428 points, 35 points behind Uganda who sit 15th in Africa and 72nd globally.

Egypt has climbed one place to 19th and is the best ranked nation in the continent.

Brazil being the first team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup besides the hosts Russia have climbed to the top of the rankings for the first time in seven years, dislodging their bitter rivals and neighbours Argentina drop to second.

Germany and Chile did not move as they retain their third and fourth places.

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