Kenya up 10 spots as Brazil top FIFA Rankings

Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga who ply his trade in China celebrates after scoring during the CECAFA challenge cup. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: National men’s soccer team Harambee Stars has moved up 10 places in the latest Rankings released by World governing body FIFA on Thursday.

According to the listing, Kenya is now placed 78th from position 88 it occupied in the March Rankings.

Kenya however remains second behind Uganda, 72, in the Eastern Africa region, and 16th in the continent.

Harambee Stars’ rise can be attributed to the team’s good run of results in last month’s international friendly matches where it drew Uganda 1-1 before slaying DR Congo 2-1.

Egypt leads in Africa followed by Senegal, champions Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Nigeria in the first five positions respectively.

Meanwhile, Brazil for the first time in seven years tops the world, overtaking Argentina while World reigning champions Germany, Chile and Colombia complete the best five teams globally.