Uganda Cranes is now ranked 78th worldwide and 20th in Africa by the World’s football governing body, Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).
The latest ranking released from FIFA’s main headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland on November 27th 2014 shows Uganda climbed 6 places.
Uganda Cranes Defender, Savio Kabugo scores against Ghana in Kampala.
The positive development is largely attributed to the impressive performance in the recently concluded AFCON qualifiers.
Despite failure to qualify for the 2015 AFCON finals, Uganda, with 425 points beat 3 time world cup finalists, Ghana in Kampala, beat Guinea and forced a 1 all draw in Kumasi against Ghana.
In the CECAFA region, Uganda remains the highest ranked country.
Rwanda follows in 90th , Ethiopia (110), Tanzania (112) Kenya (114th), and Sudan (115th), South Sudan (189th), Eritrea (202th), 204th (Djibouti) and Somalia at 206th.
Algeria remains Africa’s most ranked nation in 18th followed by Tunisia, Cote d’Voire and Senegal in that respective order.
World Champions Germany leads all the 209 FIFA members with Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Netherlands and Brazil occupying the top 6 slots respectively.
MAIN PHOTO: Uganda Cranes players sing the national anthem prior to the start of the Uganda Vs Ghana game at Mandela Stadium, Namboole.
Uganda Won 1 – 0 and it reflects on the FIFA rankings.
PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department