Kenya static in latest World FIFA rankings


Harambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne instructs Victor Mugabe Wanyama during their AFCON 2019 qualifier match at ...
Harambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne instructs Victor Mugabe Wanyama during their AFCON 2019 qualifier match at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on October 14, 2018. Kenya won 3-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Kenya remained position 105 in the World FIFA Rankings, following the latest monthly publication made by the global football governing body on Thursday
  • Kenya's Harambee Stars were not involved in any action during the FIFA International break after their 2019 African Football Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sierra Leone was cancelled

Kenya remained position 105 in the World FIFA Rankings, following the latest monthly publication made by the global football governing body on Thursday.

Kenya’s Harambee Stars were not involved in any action during the FIFA International break after their 2019 African Football Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sierra Leone was cancelled.

Kenya were set to play Sierra Leone on November 18 but the match was removed from the calendar as the West Africans are currently serving an indefinite ban from FIFA due to government interference in the country’s football association.

Belgium remained top of the world with France and Brazil following in that order while Senegal replaced Tunisia as the highest ranked African national team.

Only five African countries – Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo – were among the top 50 in the world.

Portugal (6th, up 1) were the team to profit from Uruguay’s slide down the table, while the Nations League successes of group winners Sweden and the Netherlands (joint-14th, up 3 and 1 respectively) are reflected in their improved positions.

Back-to-back wins in the same competition also propelled Serbia (29th, up 6) and Czech Republic (42nd, up 6) to significant gains, although Morocco (40th, up 7) were the top 50’s biggest climbers after morale-boosting victories over Tunisia (26th, down 4) and the aforementioned Cameroon.

The former result also benefited Senegal (23, plus 2), who have replaced the Tunisians as Africa’s top-ranked team.

The big climbers include the African quintet of Mozambique (117th, up 5), Angola (125th, up 5), Sudan (127th, up 8), Comoros (143rd, up 5) and Gambia (166th, up 7).

The rise of Kosovo (131st, up 6) was also notable as it took them to their highest position Ranking position to date.

AFRICAN TOP 20

 (World ranking in brackets)

1. Senegal (23), 2. Tunisia (26), 3. Morocco (40), 4. Nigeria (44), 5. DR Congo (49), 6. Ghana (51), 7. Cameroon (55), 8. Egypt (56), 9. Burkina Faso (61), 10. Mali (64), 11. Ivory Coast (65), 12. Guinea (66), 13. Algeria (67), 14. Cape Verde (72), 15. South Africa (72), 16. Uganda (75), 17. Zambia (82), 18. Congo Brazzaville (84), 19. Gabon (85), 20. Benin (94)

-Material sourced from fifa.com

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