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Uganda Rises in Fifa Rankings

Uganda Cranes has climbed for places from 84th to 79th in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday October.

The Cranes bounced back from goalless draw against Tanzania last month to register a double win over Lesotho as they firmed their campaign to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of nations in Cameroon.

Farouk Miya and Emmanuel Okwi scored three and two goals respectively to guide the Ugandans to the two wins home and away in Maseru.

Cecafa region and AFCON group L

Uganda, placed 17th on the continent, remains the leader in the East African region and the only above top 100. Kenya, who climbed two places to 105 follow closely.

Cape Verde dropped one place to 68th after picking up a win and a loss against Tanzania in the double encounter of the AFCON qualifiers. The Islanders are the best ranked team in Group L of the AFCON qualifiers followed by Uganda, Tanzania who gained four places are at a distant 136 while Lesotho drops four places to 149.

Tunisia (22), Senegal (25), Nigeria (44), DR Congo (46) and Morocco (47) lead the pack on the African continent while Belgium remain top of the world after shaking off world champions France whom they jointly topped last month.

Brazil and Croatia remain stagnant in third and fourth as England who recently stunned Spain in the Nations League climb into top five.

Zimbabwe, up by 24 points, made the biggest leap by points while DR Congo and Mozambique made the biggest drop with the same tally -24.

There were 162 matches played during the period altogether. The next ranking will be published on Thursday 29th November 2018.

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