Football governing body FIFA have announced the latest rankings with Uganda climbing up 2 spots to the 71st place and moved one place up in Africa to the 14th.
Following the Cranes’ 1-0 win over Egypt, the 3-0 win over Rwanda as well as their 1-0 loss to Egypt in the return leg during the recent international break, Cranes now have a total of 486 points from the 464 last month.
Uganda remains the best in East Africa with Kenya dropping 6 places to 88th, Tanzania (125th), Rwanda at 118th, Burundi (129th), while Sudan stands at 134th.
Africa’s highest ranked nation Egypt dropped five place and now appear in 30th spot, while South Africa fell to 80th position following their two defeats against Cape Verde.
Cape Verde, Uganda’s group D opponents in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers were the biggest climbers moving 47 places to 67th.
Guatemala was the worst mover falling 31 slots to 131.
Egypt maintains the top spot in Africa at 30, Tunisia follows closely at 31st, Senegal at 33rd, Congo DR at 42nd, while Nigeria stands at 44th, completing the Africa’s top five countries.
At the top, Germany has leapfrogged Brazil to the top of the rankings. Portugal are right behind the top two, while Argentina and Belgium follow them completing the best 5 countries worldwide.
Copa America champions Chile as well as Colombia continued their downfall and now only sit in ninth place and tenth place respectively.
The next Coca-cola FIFA rankings will be released on 16th October 2017.