NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) – As Kenya remains suspended by FIFA, national soccer team Harambee Stars stagnated at 102nd in the latest global rankings released by the world governing body on Friday.
Kenya was suspended in November 2021 for government interference after Cabinet Secretary for Sport, Culture and Arts Amina Mohamed dissolved the Football Kenyan Federation (FKF) and installed a Transitional Committee.
Since then, Kenya has not participated in any international football activity, missing out on 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and international friendlies.
In the CECAFA region, Uganda tops the rankings, being 90th globally and 18th on the continent, followed by Kenya, Tanzania at 131st, Rwanda at 136th and Burundi at 141st.
On the continent, African champions Senegal are at the top and 18th in the world, followed by Morocco, who are second in Africa and 24th in the world, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are third and 32nd in the world, the seven-time record champions the Pharaohs from Egypt are fourth and 34th in the world, while Tunisia completes the top 5 overall and 36th overall.
The Samba Boys of Brazil, the five-time record champions, top the world, followed by Belgium, Argentina in third place, world champions France in fourth place, while England completes the top five.
FIFA August World Ranking (August World Ranking in brackets):
The 10 best African teams:
18. Senegal (18)
23. Morocco (22)
30. Tunisia (30)
38. Cameroon (38)
40. Egypt (40)
41. Algeria (41)
46. Mali (46)
52. Ivory Coast (52)
55. Burkina Faso (55)