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FIFA Ranking: Kenya slump to 102nd, Uganda climb to 70th

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By Bonface Osano,
Kenya has dipped 14 places to 102nd in the latest FIFA ranking released on Monday.
Neighbors Uganda has climbed one step to 70th – keeping their slot as the best ranked nation in the East Africa.
Kenya’s steep fall can be attributed to two loses to Iraq (2-1) and lowly ranked Thailand (1-0) during the FIFA window last week.
The development is expected to pile more pressure on the Harambee Stars coach Stanley Okumbi.
Calls for his head due to poor performance have hit crescendo lately despite the FKF covering his back.
Uganda on the other hand has been on the upward trajectory with hard work and consistency.
Despite crushing out of the road to the 2018 World Cup, the Cranes held fancied Ghana 0-0 in Kampala during the last international break.
Rwanda keep position 118th same as Burundi (129), while Tanzania drop 11 places to 136th.
Also on downward trend are Sudan and Ethiopia, who have dipped seven steps to 141st and 151st respectively.
Tunisia (28), who are a foot into the 2018 World Cup have displaced Egypt as the best ranked nation in Africa.
Egypt (30), placed second in Africa qualified for the WC for the first time in 28-years following a 2-1 win against Congo last week.
Senegal (32), seal the top three slots in Africa.
Germany is the top ranked team in the world followed by Brazil, Portugal and Argentina in that order; all have qualified for the Russia 2018 WC.

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