The Kenya national team Harambee Stars registered massive leap in the November FIFA rankings, improving by a good 27 places to land at number 98 in the world.
The improvement is believed to have been occasioned by the 1 – 0 win over a better ranked Cape Verde side in the 2018 World Cup qualifier staged in Nairobi on Friday 13 October.
Kenya tough went on to lose the reverse fixture 0 – 2 in Praia a few days later.
The rise sees Kenya move to second in the Council of East and Central Africa Associations (CECAFA) region to be ranked after Uganda who are placed 63rd globally.
Rwanda (101), Burundi (113), Ethiopia (120), Tanzania (132), Sudan (134), South Sudan (138), Djibouti, Somalia and Eritrea (all bottom at 204), follow in that order.
At 19th globally, Ivory Coast remains Africa’s best ahead of Algeria (28), Ghana (33), Cape Verde (39) and Tunisia (40).
Overall, Belgium maintained top spot as Argentina moved to second spot and Spain up to third.
Germany is down to fourth spot as Chile stagnates at fifth spot.