Monday, 19 January 2015

Rwanda maintains 68th position in Fifa rankings

RWANDA HAS maintained the 68th position in the latest Fifa world rankings released on Thursday in Zurich.

The rankings mean that Rwanda remains the highest ranked side in the Cecafa region with Uganda dropping by one place to 77th, Tanzania, Sudan and Ethiopia improved to 104th, 108th and 109threspectively.

The monthly rankings are largely based on competitive and friendly international games that a country plays.

The senior national football side’s 0-0 draw against Morocco in Marrakech was vital in Rwanda’s rise in the Fifa rankings while the U-23’ goalless draw against Burundi also contributed to the best Fifa rankings that Rwanda has had so far.

Amavubi U-23 will play Tanzania in a friendly later this month in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic qualifier against Somalia in March. A win over the Taifa Stars will mean Rwanda getting better rankings.

Kenya (117th) and Burundi (128th) dropped by one place while South Sudan (189th), Eritrea (202nd), Somalia (204th) and Djibouti (206th) all maintained their positions.

This is Rwanda’s highest Fifa ranking in the history of football in this country beating the earlier record – 78th which was achieved in December 2008.


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