Uganda Drops In The Latest Fifa Rankings

Uganda has dropped by two slots in the latest FIFA rankings released on 9th July 2015 at the federation head quarters in Zurich- Switzerland.

Uganda Cranes. Photo/ John Batanudde
Uganda Cranes. Photo/ John Batanudde

From the 71st position in the previous month, Uganda has dropped by two slots in the July rankings and now lies 73rd with 467 points.

Despite the decline in the FIFA’s pecking order, Uganda still remains the best ranked nation in the CECAFA region.

Surprisingly, there has been a rise in other CECAFA member countries like Rwanda, Sudan and Kenya who are ranked 78th, 90th and 116 in the world respectively with Tanzania dropping by 12 slots and is now ranked 139th

Elsewhere, Uganda’s 2017 AFCON qualifiers opponents Burkina Faso also dropped by a slot from 71st position to 72nd position while Botswana declined by 9 slots from 111th position to 120th position.

In the same group it is only Comoros that moved up by 3 slots to be ranked 187th in the world.

Algeria remains the highest ranked nation on the continent in 19th position while Argentina, Germany, Belgium, Colombia and Netherlands make the top five.