August 8, 2013

Uganda jumps into Africa top 15

Uganda Cranes
Uganda Cranes

Uganda has finally broken into the top 15 African football nations as per the FIFA/Coca Cola world ranking released today.

After their impressive wins over Liberia and Angola in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Uganda improved their placing by three places moving into 77th place in the world.

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic intimated that his target is to see Uganda in the top 50 in the world.

Uganda’s improvement sent them to 15th place on the African continent ahead of Senegal whom they play next month in a crucial World Cup qualifier.

While Uganda improved by three places and accumulated 67 points, Senegal dropped four places to 78th in the FIFA rankings.

The other African nations that improved their placing include; Morocco to 75th, Egypt to 61st and Cameroon who made a big move to 51st after climbing 20 places.

Spain remains the top ranked nation in the world, while Germany are in second place.

Ivory Coast is Africa’s best ranked nation in 18th place, while Ghana is 24th.

Confederations Cup runners up Spain have retained its top position, with Germany retaining its second position. Colombia retain third position while Argentina are fourth.

Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Brazil and Belgium occupy the rest of the top ten respectively.

 

In Africa

Cote d’ Ivoire who are placed in the 18th position globally are top in Africa. Ghana’s Black Stars occupy the second position with Mali coming in third.

Majority of the nations in the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) continued to slip, as Ethiopia who participated in the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa dropped seven places to 102, Burundi to 126 and Tanzania to 128th position.

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