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Kenya slips one place down in latest FIFA rankings

Kenya slipped one place down the FIFA rankings as they currently rank 104 from 103 after a win, draw and loss in the last international break.

The Harambee Stars are in somewhat of a transitional period especially after the return of Jacob Ghost Mulee as the head coach, and the new boss is still searching for his first win.

Stars beat Zambia 2-1 in a friendly match in October in what looked like a sign of better things to come but their subsequent AFCON qualifier matches against Comoros ended in a 1-1 draw and 2-1 loss.

Comoros, meanwhile, climbed up two places after fighting off Kenya in their AFCON qualifiers, rising to position 130 worldwide.

The drop in position is not a disaster for Kenya by any stretch, as the country still ranks second in the CECAFA region, with only Uganda ranking higher.

The Cranes, despite still being top in the CECAFA region, dropped to 79th in the worldwide rankings owing to their own dip in form in recent international matches.

Senegal, better known as the The Teranga Lions, have been the most prolific African side in the last three months and their form has seen them climb to 17th in the latest FIFA world rankings.

They are currently the only side among the 48 Africa Cup of Nation contenders who boast a 100% record in the qualifiers and are showing no signs of relenting.

The current Senegal side comprises superstars including Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Watford’s Ismalia Sarr and Chelsea shot stopper Edouard Mendy.

As far as the big guns in world rankings is concerned, the top six remains unchanged with Belgium still leading the rankings, followed by France, Brazil, England, Portugal and Spain (in that order).

Lionel Messi’s Argentina climbed to seventh from eighth in their rankings thanks to their fairly stable form during the international break.

Columbia were the biggest fallers as they went from 10th to 15th in the latest rankings.

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