Cranes still ranks best in Cecafa region


The Uganda National team, The Cranes has remained in the 71st position of the 209 FIFA Member nations in the world.

The latest rankings were released at the world’s football body headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday, 4th June 2015.

For that achievement, Uganda garnered 19 points to leap from 485 points to 504 points.

Best in the Region:

Uganda remains the best ranked in the entire CECAFA region.

Rwanda comes second in the region on 94th, Ethiopia (99th), Sudan (108th), Kenya (123rd), Tanzania (127th), Burundi (134th), South Sudan (197th), Eritrea (204th), Somalia (206th) and Djibouti (207th).

Uganda’s AFCON 2017 Group D opponents:

Uganda’s opponents in the upcoming 2017 AFCON qualifiers are in different rankings.

Burkina Faso is the only nation above Uganda in the 66th place.

Botswana is ranked at 111th while Comoros is 190th in the world.

Uganda’s 9th June 2015 international build up opponent, Gambia drops 3 places to 160th with 124 points.

World’s Best:

Germany is top of the 209 countries in the first place with 1775.04 points and they are followed by Belgium and Argentina in second and third places respectively.

The next rankings will be released on 4th July 2015.

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