Harambee Stars: Kenya Moves Up 4 Places in Latest FIFA Rankings Impressive Four Nations Tournament

Harambee Stars: Kenya Moves Up 4 Places in Latest FIFA Rankings Impressive Four Nations Tournament

Robert Abong'o
April 4, 2024 at 1:41 PM
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  • Kenya has risen four places in the latest rankings released by FIFA
  • Harambee Stars won all their games during the international break
  • Argentina, France, Belgium, England, Brazil are leading in the world

Kenya men's national football team, Harambee Stars, have climbed up four places in the latest FIFA ranking.

In a significant display of prowess, the team clinched a decisive 4-0 victory over Malawi and rallied from an early setback to secure a 3-1 comeback win against Zimbabwe in the Four Nations tournament during the international break.

Despite Tanzania's participation in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Kenya now stands ahead of them in the rankings at 107, positioning themselves as a formidable force in East African football.

Harambee Stars have moved up 4 places in latest FIFA rankings. Photo:
The Kenyan men's national team have risen four places in the latest FIFA rankings. Photo by Mohammad Karamali.
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As reported by FIFA, Uganda maintained its status as the highest-ranked East African nation at position 92.

The top 10 African countries in the rankings include Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Algeria, Mali, Cameroon, and South Africa.

Meanwhile, Argentina, France, Belgium, England, Brazil, Portugal, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and Croatia lead the global rankings.

How Kenya performed in the March break

Engin Firat's squad showcased exceptional skill and determination in the tournament, with captain, Michael Olunga, leading by example with a double against Malawi and a hat-trick against Zimbabwe, as reported by The Standard.

The victories are a significant morale boost for Harambee Stars as they prepare for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June, where they will face Burundi and African champions, Ivory Coast, on home turf.

With three points from two matches in their qualification group, Kenya will aim to maintain momentum and secure favourable results to enhance their chances of World Cup qualification, and further elevate their FIFA ranking.

Kenya to get cash prize after emphatic win

Sports Brief reported that Harambee Stars players earned KSh 2.5 million for their outing against Seychelles in the World Cup qualifiers.

The Kenyan national team put up a five-star display against the island nation as they thrashed their opponents 5-0 for their first qualifier win.

Michael Olunga scored a brace early on, as Masud Juma, Rooney Onyango and Benson Omala rounded off a perfect evening for Firat’s side.

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