Uganda national football team, the Cranes have dropped by two places in the latest Federation of International Football Associations (Fifa) rankings.
Cranes are now ranked 77th, up from 75thin December with a total of 1,320 points collected.
Federation of Uganda Football Associations publicist Ahmed Hussein blamed the lack of national games fro teh drop.
“The Cranes last played against Cape Verde at Namboole in December. The teams that have improved are those that have been playing international matches for example the Asian Cup,” Hussein told Watchdog.
Despite the drop, the Cranes remain the highest ranking Cecafa team. Neighbour Kenya also dropped from 105thto 106th while South Sudan who face Uganda in next year’s CHAN tournament qualifiers remained put in 164th.
However, Rwanda are the biggest movers in the Cecafa region gaining two places to 135thwith a total of 1,094 points. Tanzania’s Taifa Stars and Burundi also gain one position to 137thand 138threspectively.
The top 20 positions remain unchanged due to a lack of fixtures involving European and South American teams, so Belgium remain the world’s number one ranked side, ahead of World Cup winners France in second and Brazil in third.
2022 World Cup hosts Qatar are the biggest movers after jumping 38 positions from 93rdto 55th thanks to their victory in the just concluded Asian Cup tournament.
FIFA TOP TEN
Belgium (1727 points)