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FIFA Rankings: Uganda Improve, Leaders Revealed

Uganda Cranes moved a place to 79th position in the latest FIFA Rankings released on October 24.

They however remain 16th in Africa while retaining their top spot in the CECAFA region.

Uganda has played three games since the last grades were revealed on September 19 – They beat Burundi home and away in CHAN a one nil away win against Ethiopia in an international friendly.

Uganda’s highest rank was 62nd in January 2016 while they achieved their lowest (121) in July 2002.

Neighbours Kenya have dropped a place to 108th position, Rwanda and Tanzania are 129 and 133th respectively.

Uganda’s opponents in Africa Cup of Nations Burkina Faso moved a place to 60th, Malawi remained 124th while South Sudan are one of the big movers after climbing 11 places to occupy 162nd position.

Senegal (20) and Tunisia (29) maintained their spots at the top of African log while third placed Nigeria dropped to 35th.

Overall, Belgium, France, Brazil and England maintained their grip on the top spots while Uruguay leapfrogged Portugal in fourth as the latter settled for fifth place.

The Uganda Cranes 2021 AFCON Qualifiers campaign;

*November 13, 2019: Burkina Faso Vs Uganda Cranes – Stade du Aout, Ouagadougou

*November 17, 2019: Uganda Cranes Vs Malawi – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

*August 31, 2020: Uganda Cranes Vs South Sudan – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

*September 8, 2020: South Sudan Vs Uganda Cranes

*October 5, 2020: Uganda Cranes Vs Burkina Faso – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

*November 9, 2020: Malawi Vs Uganda – Bingu National Stadium, Lilongwe

World Top ten

  1. Belgium
  2. France
  3. Brazil
  4. England
  5. Uruguay
  6. Portugal
  7. Croatia
  8. Spain
  9. Argentina
  10. Colombia


  1. Senegal
  2. Tunisia
  3. Nigeria
  4. Algeria
  5. Morocco
  6. Egypt
  7. Ghana
  8. Cameroon
  9. DR Congo
  10. Ivory Coast
Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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