Rwanda rises in Fifa ranking

RWANDA has gone up two places on the latest Fifa rankings. Rwanda with 282 points is placed 105th in the world and 25th on the continent. The country is second in the Cecafa region, behind Uganda which kept her 74th slot in the world and 15th position in Africa. Tanzania is third (108), Sudan is fourth (109) and Kenya fifth (113).
Sports minister Joseph Habineza together with Ferwafa boss Jean Bosco Kazura believe Sellas Tetteh will transform Rwandan football. (File photo)
Sports minister Joseph Habineza together with Ferwafa boss Jean Bosco Kazura believe Sellas Tetteh will transform Rwandan football. (File photo)

RWANDA has gone up two places on the latest Fifa rankings. Rwanda with 282 points is placed 105th in the world and 25th on the continent.

The country is second in the Cecafa region, behind Uganda which kept her 74th slot in the world and 15th position in Africa. Tanzania is third (108), Sudan is fourth (109) and Kenya fifth (113).

Rwanda’s opponent in the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN), Eritrea is ranked 44th in Africa and 164th on the globe.

African Champions Egypt, have dropped seven places to 17th on the list and it means there is no African team amongst Fifa’s top 15.

However Egypt remains the highest placed African country in the rankings. Cameroon is next in 20th place, followed by Nigeria in 21st and Ivory Coast in 22nd.

The majority of changes in this month’s rankings are due to the devaluation of results from last year and the fact that the final of the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations final was played in February and not January like this year’s.

More movement can be expected in the next edition of the rankings after a series of mid-week international friendlies.
South Africa is the only team representing Africa at the World Cup that remains outside the continent’s top ten.

They are placed 16th in Africa and 81st overall.
Spain continues to occupy top spot in the world rankings ahead of Brazil and the Netherlands.

World’s top ten

1. Spain
2. Brazil
3. Netherlands
4. Italy
5. Germany      
6. Portugal        
7. France
8. England         
9. Argentina
10. Greece

Africa’s top ten

1. Egypt (17)
2. Cameroon (20)
3. Nigeria (21)
4. Ivory Coast (22)
5. Ghana (28)
6. Algeria (32)
7. Gabon (43)
8. Burkina Faso (51)
9. Mali (54)
10. Tunisia (55)

Cecafa region

15. Uganda (74)
25. Rwanda (105)
26. Tanzania (108)
27. Sudan (109)
30. Kenya (113)
34. Ethiopia (122)
39. Burundi (147)
44. Eritrea (164)
49. Somalia (178)
50. Djibouti (193)

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