Fifa released its latest classification on Thursday six months after the previous. This was due to the coronavirus pandemic which forced suspension of football activities. Kenya have moved up by a position while Uganda and Tanzania’s positions remain unchanged.
Harambee Stars are now at position 106 from the previous 107. And the improvement occurs after a 1-1 draw against Togo in Nairobi in the battle of the 2021 AFCON slot.
Uganda remain the highly-ranked Cecafa region. A position they have enjoyed for the better part of the previous rankings. Although they have stagnated at position 77.
Tanzania participating in the January 2021 African Nations Championship (CHAN) have also not seen any change in the global rankings. The Etienne Ndayiragije’s side is 134th sandwiched between Comoros – Kenya’s Afcon qualification rivals – at 133rd place and Myanmar at position 135.
Kenya are with Egypt, Comoros and Togo in Group G while in the World Cup qualifiers, they are in the same pool as Rwanda, Uganda and Mali in Group E.