Kenya down 15 places in new FIFA Ranking

Kenya down 15 places in new FIFA Ranking

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Harambee Stars Players Denis Oliech and Macdonald Mariga.

The National soccer team Harambee Stars has dropped 15 places in the latest FIFA Rankings released on Thursday, leaving Kenya in position 131 from 116 it occupied last month.

Harambee Stars also slumped five places down in the continent to position 40 from 35 they held in September.

The latest development can be attributed to Stars 2-1 defeat at home to Zambia’s Chipolopolo last month in AFCON qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Zambia benefitted from the results moving three places up to position 71. While, Kenya’s current position leaves her just six places shy of position 137, their worst ever ranking dating back to 2007.

In CECAFA region, Tanzania jumped up four places to position 136 following their barren draw against Nigeria in the qualifiers, while Uganda and Rwanda dropped to 75th and 93rd positions respectively.

Algeria is the best ranked team in Africa followed by Cote d’Ivore, Ghana, Tunisia and Senegal, while Argentina, Germany,Belgium,Portugal and Colombia takes the first five positions respectively in the global.