Kenyans stay 117th in latest rankings

Kenya have been remained non movers at position 117 in the latest Fifa ranking released yesterday. The lack of improvement has also been reflected in the continent with Kenya retaining 34th position, held in last month’s release.

Kenya’s Afcon qualifiers opponents, Congo occupy 49th position, Zambia 60th while Guinea Bissau are 130th globally. Algeria are the highest ranked African nation in the ranking at position 20. Africa champions Cote D’ Ivoire follow at position 23 in the world with Ghana third at position 26. Tunisia (31) and Senegal (36) complete the top five positions in Africa. Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and Egypt follow in that order.

World champions Germany top the ranking ahead of losing World Cup finalists Argentina with Belgium third . Colombia and Brazil are fourth and fifth respectively while Netherlands, Portugal, Uruguay, Switzerland and Spain complete the top ten.

Elsewhere, Sony Sugar head coach Zedekiah Otieno says there were a lot positives he picked in their KPL match against Gor on Wednesday despite losing to the champions by a solitary goal.

An Ali Abondo’s goal from a set piece in the second half earned the champions the three points, condemning Zico’s charges to a second consecutive defeat in the KPL after the 5-1 drubbing by Leopards last week at Nyayo Stadium. Zico promised to work on their mistakes d ahead of their next KPL match.