Football governing body Fifa has today announced the world rankings, with Uganda coming in at 75.
Through the Coca Cola monthly football rankings announced in Geneva, Switzerland, Uganda is the top-ranked country in East Africa despite dropping five places from 70th in the world.
The October rankings have also seen neighbours Rwanda in 93rd; Burundi in 113th, rivals Kenya in 131st and Tanzania in 136th.
Uganda, which garnered 455 points, is also ranked 18th on the African continent behind South Africa and Zambia, among others.
For the last three months, the Uganda Cranes have not lost a game having beaten Botswana 2-0, Tanzania 3-0 and Comoros 1-0.
Uganda last played at African Cup of Nations in 1979 where they lost to Ghana 2-0 in the finals played in Accra.
Meanwhile, Algeria remains Africa’s number one footballing nation and 19th in the world.
In Africa the North Africa nation is followed by African Champions Ivory Coast in the second position; Ghana, Tunisia, Senegal, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Egypt and Nigeria that conclude the top ten positions in Africa.
On the global footballing scene, South American giants Argentina have retained the number one position followed by World Champions Germany, who have moved from 3rd to 2nd position.
Belgium, Portugal, Columbia, Spain, Brazil, wales, Chile and England wrap up the world’s top positions.
Somalia and Djibouti are the least ranked nations in Africa in 203 and 206 positions, respectively, while the Bahamas and Anguilla are last in the world.
The world’s newest state, South Sudan, was a surprise package as the war-torn country climbed 54 positions to clinch 144th position from 198th last month.