Nairobi News


Kenya climbs one spot up in Fifa rankings

Kenya has moved up one slot up in the latest Fifa rankings released on Thursday by the world football governing body. The national team is now placed 116th globally, moving up from position 117 which it held last month.

This is inspite of Harambee Stars not having played any international match this year. However, Kenya still lags behind neighbours Uganda and Tanzania who are ranked 76th and 107th respectively.

The highest ranked Cecafa member country is Rwanda which is placed 72nd while Ethiopia and Sudan hold positions 102 and 112 respectively. Burundi is ranked 124th.

In Africa, Kenya holds position 36. Kenya’s highest ranking was back in December 2008 when it was ranked 68th globally while its lowest was in December 2007 when it fell to 137th place.

Newly crowned African champions Cote d’Ivoire are still second in the continent behind Algeria with losing finalists Ghana occupying third spot.

The top seven positions remain the same with Germany still perched at the top followed by South American countries Argentina and Colombia while Belgium is in fourth place.