Uganda’s senior men national team, the Uganda Cranes, have not moved an inch if we are to go with the released Coca cola FIFA World Rankings.
The ranks, used to gauge the current ability and progress of national teams, have seen Uganda Cranes remain in 80th position!
These, were released on Thursday. The next world Rankings will be published on 19 September 2019.
After an impressive 2019 AFCON that saw Uganda reach the knockout phase for the first time since 1978, it was highly expected that Uganda will move at least a step in the ranks.
It should be noted that Uganda, despite losing to hosts Egypt, managed to stun DR Congo, hold Zimbabwe before falling out to eventual finalists Senegal.
However, the run, has proved not enough to lift Uganda Cranes in the ranks.
It should be noted that Uganda’s bes rank was 62nd in January 2016 while its worst is 121st which came in July 2002.
Neighbours Kenya dropped two places to 107, Rwanda rose to 133 while Tanzania dropped by 6 places to 137.
Burundi recorded the highest fall in the world – dropping 14 places.
Uganda’s group opponents at the 2021 AFCON qualifiers Burkina Faso and Malawi are 61st and 126 respectively – Burkina dropped two places while Malawi were static.
Senegal have protruded into the top 20 in the world while newly crowned African champions Algeria recorded the highest move going up 28 places to number 40 in the World and 4th on the continent.
Ranks – Africa
- DR Congo
- Ivory Coast
Ranks – World