World football governing body FIFA have released the new rankings of national teams, including the ones from the African continent. The list is always updated and released occasionally to help teams know their current position in the rankings, so they know how to improve both in form and position.

The list comes after the nation’s featured in matches over the international break. In the newly released ranking, Kenya have dropped down one spot and are now the 104th-placed team in the world.

A 2-1 win for the Harambee Stars in Nairobi against the African Champions of 2012 Zambia last October, they rose three spots in the rankings that were previously released. However, they slipped up and lost some grounds having put in disappointing performances against lower-level team Comoros in back-to-back losses. The losses came in their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches on the 11th and 15th of November.

Jacob Mullee’s men ended up drawing their game 1-1 in Nairobi and then fell to a disappointing 2-1 loss at the second leg of the game against the Islanders in their Group G match in Moroni. The results inflicted a huge blow on their chances of qualifying for the next African Cup of Nations for a consecutive time.

Uganda have also had a drop as they slide three places down to 79th after falling to a shock 1-0 defeat to South Sudan. Sudan themselves are at position 127th.

Rwanda played out two goalless draws against Cape Verde to stay at 133rd position in the latest global rankings.

Dropping down one place is Tanzania who are now 135th in the world following a 1-0 defeat and a 1-1 draw both against Tunisia over two legs.

Burundi gained a massive leap as they climbed up from 148 to 138. South Sudan also climbed up five places and are now at position 163rd. Djibouti are 185th, Somalia 177th, and Eritrea stay at position 205th.

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