Haram­bee Stars rise six places in lat­est stand­ings

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

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.

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