Kenya has registered a big rise in the FIFA Rankings released on Thursday 14 July, moving a massive 43 places up to settle in 86th place compared to position 129 in the June rankings.
The big leap comes after the Kenya national team, Harambee Stars’ 2 – 1 win over Congo Brazzaville in the two nations’ 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Sunday 5 June, Congo then placed 34th in the world.
The rise is also reflected in the continent and the region where Kenya has moved to 22nd place in Africa and second in the CECAFA region, only behind Uganda.
Uganda improved by three places from 71st in the world to 69th and 15th in Africa while maintaining the dominance in the region.
Kenya has a further chance at improvement if they can beat Uganda in their next international match, a friendly game scheduled for later in August, ahead of the 2017 AFCON qualifier against Zambia in September.
Rwanda (111), Tanzania (123), Burundi (125), Ethiopia (132), Sudan (142), South Sudan (153) rank in that order in the world and in the CECAFA region.