By Edward Tumusiime
The Federation of International Football Association has released the rankings in the men’s category.
The list published yesterday Thursday 27th may 2021 saw Uganda coming in the 84th position globally and 17th in Africa with 1286.76 points similar to what they had in the previous ranking.
Following the conclusion of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March, where Uganda failed to qualify, their global and continental positions have not changed given that there was no action in April.
This came days after Uganda had confirmed a friendly game with South Africa due to take place on 10th June 2021 in Johannesburg.
South Africa also maintained the 15th position in Africa and 75th in the World with 1325.64 points similar to what they had in the previous ranking.
This implies the friendly game between the two countries will determine their new positions in the next ranking which will be released in August, so both teams will be aiming for the best results from the game.
Uganda was expecting the 2022 World Cup qualifiers for the African continent in June but they were postponed to September, so they will use that time to engage in international friendlies as they get prepared for the upcoming fixture where they will be facing Kenya and Mali in September.
Uganda is still leading the CECAFA region with Kenya, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burundi and South Sudan coming next respectively.
Kenya is positioned in number 102nd in the World with1205.26 points, South Sudan is 123rd with 1149.14 points, Rwanda 129th with 1123.69 points, Tanzania 137th with 1088.05 points, Ethiopia 140th with 1079.41 points, Burundi 142nd with 1075.64 and South Sudan 169th with 984.19 points.
Senegal remained the best ranking nation in Africa, 22nd in the World with 1542.45points followed by Tunisia (26th), Nigeria (32nd), Algeria (33rd) and Morocco (34th).
While Eritrea came last in Africa and 203rd in the world with 855.56 points followed by Seychelles in the 200th position with 865.69 points.
Belgium also stayed on top of the World rankings with 1783.38 points followed by France, Brazil, England, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Uruguay and Denmark respectively in the top ten.