The Uganda Cranes, the best team in East Africa

The June 1 FIFA Rankings released have seen Uganda move one place up from the 72nd to the 71st position, with a total of now 478 points.

Uganda also remains the best among the East African countries, according to FIFA.

Kenya improved by four places from the 78th to the 74th slot, Rwanda dropped 10 places to 128th, Tanzania dropped four places to 139th, South Sudan dropped one place to the 147th while Burundi currently is in the 148th position, dropping four places from 144th last month.

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Uganda’s next opponents on Saturday in an international friendly match Ethiopia dropped one place to 125th.

Meanwhile, Senegal who play Uganda on Monday June 5, 2017 in another international friendly, improved by three places to 27th.

Uganda Cranes first opponents in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers, Cape Verde dropped two places to the 84th positon.

Egypt is the best ranked nation in Africa at 20, Senegal follows closely at 27th, African champions Cameroon at 32nd, Nigeria at 38th, while Congo DR stands at 39th, completing the Africa’s top five countries.

New Zealand was the most improved country after moving up by 17 slots to 95th with Mauritania the worst after dropping 13 places to 104th.

The best 5 countries in the world remain the same: Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Chile and Colombia, respectively.

The next FIFA rankings will be released on July 6, 2017.