Rwanda moves two places in latest FIFA ranking

RWANDA’s men’s national football team Amavubi, have improved two places to 114th in the latest FIFA rankings.
Amavubi seen in training last month has improved on FIFA Ranking. Samuel Ngendahimana.
Amavubi seen in training last month has improved on FIFA Ranking. Samuel Ngendahimana.

RWANDA’s men’s national football team Amavubi, have improved two places to 114th in the latest FIFA rankings.

Having featured at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) where Rwanda failed to go past the group stages, drawing 0-0 against Nigeria, registering a 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea and losing 0-1 in the final group game to Libya, hence earning an opportunity to increase by one point to 283 in this month’s ranking.

Meanwhile, neighbors Uganda remain the best placed Eastern Africa country despite slumping down five places to 78th, Kenya are second in the region after dropping one place to 106th while Zdravko Logarusic’s Sudan who reached the CHAN 2018 semifinals have moved six places up and are now ranked 118th.

Tunisia remains the best ranked African country despite staying put at 23rd while Senegal dropped three places down to 27th though remaining second in Africa. DR Congo has broken into the top three after a massive rise of four places to rank 39th.

World Cup bound Egypt have dropped 13 places to rank 43rd, the highest African dip alongside Burkina Faso who have dropped all the way to 57th.

The status quo in the top five worldwide remains the same with Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium retaining the first five slots. The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 15 March 2018.

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