Uganda Stagnates at Position 77 In Latest FIFA Rankings, Still Tops All EA Countries

Football’s governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has released its latest rankings where Uganda has retained its 77th best country in football.

Kenya’s Harambee Stars are now at position 106 from the previous 107. Tanzania have not seen any change in the global rankings as they maintained their 134th spot.

Rwanda – who are expected to battle with Uganda and Kenya in the second round of the Caf World Cup qualification – have dropped by a position and are now placed at 132.

Ethiopia are 146, Burundi are at position 149 while Somalia, who are yet to qualify for any international competition and will face Cameroon in October for a friendly ahead of Uganda Afcon qualifier, are at position 197th.

FIFA came up with a new way of testing, analysing and calculating the rankings that were first implemented in August 2018 after approval by the FIFA Council.

The new model relies on adding/subtracting points won or lost for a game to/from the previous point totals rather than averaging game points over a given time period as in the previous version of the world ranking.

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