Kenya drop four places de­spite re­cent good run

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Kenya have dropped down four places from po­si­tion 85 to 89 in the lat­est Fifa rank­ing re­leased yes­ter­day.

De­spite iden­ti­cal 1-0 wins against min­nows Mozam­bique and Liberia this month, Kenya have slid the rank­ing or­der owing to the qual­ity of their op­po­nents.

For them to rise again, they will need to beat higher ranked op­po­si­tion in the next Fifa match days in March 2017.

Kenya had been on steady climb af­ter beat­ing Congo Braz­zav­ille 2-1 in June and draw­ing 1-1 with Zam­bia in Africa Cup Of Na­tions qual­i­fiers. They added the scalp of Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo (DRC), beat­ing them 1-0 in friendly match in Kin­shasha in Septem­ber to move up into the top 100. Sene­gal are the high­est ranked African teams in the rank­ing at po­si­tion 33 fol­lowed jointly by Africa cham­pi­ons Ivory Coast and Tu­nisia at po­si­tion 34 .

Former African cham­pi­ons Egypt are placed at 36th fol­lowed by Maghreb ri­vals Al­ge­ria at 38th with Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo at 47th. Nige­ria tie with Congo at 50th and Ghana com­plete the top 10 in Africa at po­si­tion 53.

Uganda, who qual­i­fied for the Africa Cup Of Na­tions af­ter a 37-year ab­sence, are ranked at 73 with Rwanda at 101. Ethiopia are at 115 while Tan­za­nia are 160.

Ar­gentina lead the rank­ing fol­lowed by ri­vals Brazil, who dis­lodged cham­pi­ons Ger­many in sec­ond place from po­si­tion three. South Amer­ica cham­pi­ons Chile are fourth while Bel­gium fifth. Colom­bia, France, Por­tu­gal, Uruguay and Spain com­plete the top 10 po­si­tions in the world.

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