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FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking: Rwanda, Uganda Unchanged as Kenya’s Harambee Stars Decline

Kenya’s Harambee Stars Declinehave continued with the downward spiral, moving a step down in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the month of April released today (May 5).

Stars are 116 with 303 points from previous 115, a negative one drop. The Coach Stanley Okumbi’s side have been on a free fall lately following a back to back loss to Equatorial Guinea in the AFCON 2017 qualifiers in March.

Rwanda remained static at the 87th position in the latest FIFA men football rankings released on today in Zurich, Switzerland.

Amavubi also maintained their 21st position on the continental level and second in the CECAFA region, behind Uganda Cranes (72), third is Kenya (116) followed by Burundi (122), Ethiopia is 123rd while Tanzania is 129th and sixth in CECAFA region.

Rwanda will seek to improve the ranking this month when they play Senegal on May 28 in an international friendly before hosting Mozambique in the 2017 AFCON Group H qualifier on June 4.

Close door neighbors Uganda remains the best ranked team in the East Africa region at position 72 same as the last ranking in March, followed by the CHAN 2015 host Rwanda at 87 who have also remained static.

Other countries that have remained unchanged in the current log includes; Ethiopia (123), Burundi (122) and South Sudan (155).

Two have had positive gains, namely; Sudan (128) and Tanzania (129) both moving a step upward.

Algeria (33) and Ivory Coast (34) are the best ranked teams in Africa, while Argentina (1) and Belgium (2) are the best in the world.

By Robert Muriisa.

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