Kenya dropped one place worldwide to 104th place in the latest Fifa rankings, which saw major changes after numerous matches around the world during the last international break.
After Harambee Stars won three points 2-1 against African champions Zambia in Nairobi in October, Harambee Stars lost ground due to a dismal performance against Minnows Comoros in the qualifying matches of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on 11 November and 15 November.
Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee’s men drew 1-1 in Nairobi and then suffered a 2-1 defeat in the return leg among the islanders in Moroni in their group “G” matches to increase their chances of going to Afcon, to give a blow. the second consecutive time.
Kenya finished 29 places above the Comoros in these matches. In both matches, Kenya conceded first.
Kenya is third in the group of four teams with three points from the same 1-1 draws against Egypt in Alexandria and Togo in Nairobi in November 2019 and the results against Comoros.
The seven-time African champion, Egypt, leads the qualifying race on eight points, the same as the Comoros who occupy second place and last place for the achievement of Cameroon in 2022.
To go out
The Togolese have already been eliminated after picking a lone point from four matches.
Kenya will join Togo on the list of spectators if Mulee’s team does not emphatically score against Egypt in Nairobi and Togo in Lome on March 22 and March 30 next year.
The team that is the best in the Cecafa region Uganda Cranes dropped three positions to 79th worldwide after a shocking 1-0 defeat against South Sudan at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi in Group B matches. Uganda had beaten Africa’s youngest country a few days earlier in Kitende by the same score.
Sudan is behind Kenya in the Cecafa region at position 127 in the world after climbing one place thanks to the 1-0 victory over the high-ranking Ghana in Omdurman.
Rwanda remained fourth in the region and 133rd worldwide after holding Cape Verde in two goalless draws in Group F matches.
Tanzania dropped one place to 135th place after losing 1-0 in Rades and settling 1-1 in Dar es Salaam against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in Group J matches.
Burundi along Equatorial Guinea are the largest climbers. The Burundians jumped from 148 to 138 after knocking down four points from Mauritania in Group ‘E’ matches.
The South Sudanese, who used Nairobi for their home game against Uganda because their national stadium in Juba is not ready, won five places to settle for 163rd place in the world.
Djibouti (185th), Somalia (197) and Eritrea (205) are other countries of Cecafa on the 210 team list led by Belgium followed by world champions France, Copa America winners Brazil and England of Gareth Southgate in that order.
The Euro 2016 and Uefa Nations League winners, Portugal, also did not move from fifth place, just like the sixth place in Spain, which recently humiliated Germany 6-0.