By Baker Lwesabula
Uganda cranes has dropped one position from 72nd to 73rd in the latest November rankings released by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) today (24th Nov 2016) in the Coca cola monthly Rankings.
According to world football governing body official statement seen by our reporter, Coach Micho’s boys collected only 488 points this month, a drop from the 500 points last month (October).
The slip can mainly be attributed to the 1-0 loss against Zambia at home (Namboole) in the international friendly despite winning by the same margin (1-0) in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Congo Brazzaville.
Captained by Geoffrey Masa, Cranes also dropped four places on the African continent from 14th to 18th despite topping the CECAFA log.
Kenya came close in the 2nd position and 89th in the world, Burundi follows in the 3rd and 133rd in the world, Sudan is 4th and 140th, Rwanda 5th and 101st , Tanzania 6th and 160th and South Sudan that has also dropped by two places are 7th and 169th.
Uganda’s 2017 AFCON opponents:
Egypt is 36th with 719 points, Ghana Black Stars fall to 53rd with 611 points and Mali is 61st with 569 points.
Brazil rose to No. 2 while Argentina maintained their top spot. South American teams are now in three of the top four spots, with Copa America champion Chile rising to No. 4 while World Cup champion Germany slipped one spot to third place.
Belgium is No. 5, followed by Colombia, France, Portugal, Uruguay and Spain.
According to FIFA the next FIFA Rankings will be released on 22nd December 2016.