Harambee Stars (Kenya)

No international friendly but Kenya move up two places in FIFA ranking

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Kenya surprisingly moved up two places to the 111th position of the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday for the month of April despite being inactive during the international break.

Harambee Stars had been in free-fall down the rankings before today’s list was released and can take some small comfort from their upward movement.

In the previous month they were at number 113th following losses to lowly ranked Central Africa Republic and Comoros.

Kenya were not engaged in friendlies in April but their total points 289 ensured they moved up. This can be attributed to the progress of Kenyan Premier League champions, Gor Mahia FC in the 2018 CAF Confederations Cup.

But they still remained in 28th place in the Africa ranking.

In the Cecafa region Uganda remain the best ranked country at position 74 while Rwanda remain stagnant in position 123. Sudan (126), Tanzania (137), Ethiopia and Burundi (146) followed each other on that order.

There was no change in the global list with Germany holding on to top spot ahead of Brazil, Belgium, Portugal and Argentina round up top five places.

Kuwait, for their efforts, made the massive jump moving 16 places up to 160 while Palestine were the biggest fallers, dropping 13 places to 96th.

About Festus Chuma

A lover of African football who boasts experience in journalism, having previously worked at Brand Agenda Publications, East Africa University News and University Post in Uganda before moving to Soka25east.com. On Twitter @fgchuma

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