Dull Stars dim further in Fifa ranking


(FILE)Harambee Stars First coach Stanley Okumbi instructs his players during a training session at ...
(FILE)Harambee Stars First coach Stanley Okumbi instructs his players during a training session at the KSMS grounds on August 29,2017. PHOTO/SPORTPICHA

Kenya’s Fifa ranking has nosedived from position 88 to 102 in the latest findings published by the world soccer governing body on Monday.

The Stars have been on a poor run of late, losing 2-1 to Iraq and 1-0 to Thailand in recent international matches.

The Iraqi who beat the Stars are placed 80, while Tunisia is now the top ranked team in the continent at position 28 globally.

Harambee Stars players Eric Ouma (L), Musa Mohamed (C) and David Odongo react during their AFCON 2017 qualifier match against Congo at Safaricom stadium Kasarani on June 05, 2016. Kenya won 2-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com
Harambee Stars players Eric Ouma (L), Musa Mohamed (C) and David Odongo react during their AFCON 2017 qualifier match against Congo at Safaricom stadium Kasarani on June 05, 2016. Kenya won 2-1. Photo/SPORTPICHA.

The Stars  poor run has led to heightened calls for the exit of head coach Stanley Okumbi, though his master, Nick Mwendwa, has categorically insisted that he is “here to stay”.

In the Cecafa region, Uganda Cranes have maintained their consistency in the past three years nailing position 70, with Zambia, a frequent guest team in the competition, seven slots below them.

Harambee Stars coach Starnley Okumbi reacts against Malawi during their International Friendly match at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on April 18, 2017. The match ended 0-0. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com
Harambee Stars coach Starnley Okumbi reacts against Malawi during their International Friendly match at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on April 18, 2017. The match ended 0-0. Photo/Sportpicha.

Continentally, Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles are the highest ranked team at position 28 globally, as Egypt (30), Senegal (32), DR Congo (35), and Nigeria (41), following in that order .

Germany, who are the world defending champions top the grid followed closely by an improved Brazil, Portugal Argentina and Belgium.

Harambee Stars head coach Stanley Okumbi gives instructions to his captain Victor Wanyama during evening training session at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on November 9, 2016. Stars are preparing for International friendly match against Mozambique on November 12, 2016. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com
Harambee Stars head coach Stanley Okumbi gives instructions to his captain Victor Wanyama during evening training session at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on November 9, 2016. Stars are preparing for International friendly match against Mozambique on November 12, 2016. Photo/Sportpicha.com

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