Harambee Stars rise six places in latest standings
National football team, Harambee Stars have moved up six places in the latest Federation of International Football (FIFA) world rankings released yesterday.
Harambee Stars are currently 85th with 416 points up from their previous 91st position. Coached by Stanley Okumbi, Harambee Stars raked in 38 points to scale the rankings upward courtesy of a 1-0 win away to the Democratic Republic of Congo on October 4.
Harambee Stars are scheduled to play another friendly match against Liberia, who are ranked 104 in Nairobi during the Fifa international friendly week on November 13.
Kenyans are placed 21st in Africa. Africa champions Cote d’Voire (31) top the continent followed by Senegal (32) and Algeria (35). Tunisia (38) and Ghana (45), complete the top five places on the continent.
In Eastern Africa region, Kenyans are second to bitter rivals, and neighbours Uganda, who despite dropping seven places are 72nd globally with 500 points. Other countries in the region are Rwanda (107), Ethiopia (126), Burundi (138), Tanzania (140), Sudan (148), and South Sudan (167). Eritrea and Djibouti tie at position 205 with zero points.
Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Belgium and Colombia take up the top five places in the world.