Uganda move up rankings list despite Guinea disaster

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Uganda climbed six spots to 78th on the latest world rankings list, released by Fifa on Thursday.

Up from last month’s 84th in the world, The Cranes improved their position after falling two places in previous month.

A 1-0 win over Ghana despite a 2-0 fall to a in their last two 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers allowed Uganda to move up with 425 points.

Meanwhile, Uganda climbed to 20th in the continent’s Confederation of African Football (Caf) rankings. Algeria remains Africa’s most ranked nation in 18th followed by Tunisia, Cote d’Voire and Senegal in that respective order.

Uganda fares way better average on the regional scene, coming fifth with the Cecafa set up, ahead of Rwanda (90), Ethiopia (110) Tanzania (112) and Kenya (114)  in that order.

Algeria is Africa’s top-ranked nation ahead of Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Ghana.

On the global scene, world champions Germany retain the top position, with Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Netherlands and Brazil occupying the top five positions.

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