Delight as Kenya Climbs up Two Places in Latest Fifa Rankings

Delight as Kenya Climbs up Two Places in Latest Fifa Rankings

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM
  • Kenya reclaimed her spot in 102 in the latest FIFA rankings from position 104
  • Belgium remain the number 1 ranked nation in the world, while Euro 2020 finalists England made a significant rise to third place
  • In terms of Africa, Senegal are the highest-ranked team

Kenya has climbed two places up to 102 in the latest FIFA rankings despite a couple of draws in their last two World Cup qualifier matches.

Harambee Stars
The Harambee Stars have climbed to position 102 in the latest FIFA rankings. Photo: Harambee Stars.
Source: UGC

This, however, is the same spot occupied by Kenya in April and May.

Perhaps the most notable change in places as far as rankings is concerned will go to Euro 2020 finalists England, who moved up to third in what is their joint-highest position since the rankings began.

Notably, this is the first time England are in the top three since 2012 and they have only been in that position for two months maximum since the inception of rankings in 1992.

Full marks should go to manager Gareth Southgate, who took charge of the Three Lions when they were in 16th back in 2016.

Belgium remains the top-ranked side in the world, closely followed by Brazil while France, who were knocked out of the Euro 2020 in the round of 16, slip to fourth.

Roberto Mancini’s Italy, who have gone on a frightening run of 37 games unbeaten are fifth while Lionel Messi’s Argentina, who won the Copa America in July, are sixth.

Three-time African champions Nigeria occupy 34th place in the latest rankings despite crucial wins over Liberia and Cape Verde in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Sitting at the top in African zone is Senegal who are being followed by Tunisia on second position as Algeria occupy third, while Morocco are fourth best.

The likes of Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon and Ivory Coast are below Nigeria on the FIFA ranking.

"I had to quit for personal reasons"

Meanwhile, immediate former Harambee Stars boss Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee recently opened up on why he stepped down from the job for a second time.

According to Mulee, nothing was the same since he jetted back to the country a few months ago after attending to his brother, who was scheduled for surgery in India.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and