The national female women’s team, Crested Cranes have fallen according to the recent rankings by the world football governing body, FIFA.
The Crested Cranes who were ranked 141st in the world in the previous rankings released in December last year have again seen their ranking fall to 144th ahead of a double header against Ethiopia, globally ranked 117, on April 4 in Machakos and April 8 at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
The ladies national team are the lowest ranked national side in the East African region with Tanzania, at 133, leading the way, Kenya second at 138th with Rwanda coming in at 140th.
The Nigerian Falcons are the highest ranked African nation at 38th. Cameroon 46th coming second, South Africa’s Banyana Banyana 49th drop to third while Ghana 51 and Cote D Voir 69th complete the continents top five. Uganda ranks 20th on the continent.
USA and Germany remain the top two ranked nations respectively. England have leapfrogged France into third position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s Ranking. The in-form Lionesses swapped places with Les Bleues on the back of winning the SheBelieves Cup earlier this month.
Besides the recent friendly tournaments, it has been a fairly quiet period in international women’s football. The result is that the only other change in the top ten is Japan 7th overtaking European champions Netherlands 8th.
Poland 28th are the biggest climbers after a surprising run to the Algarve Cup final, while Belgium 20th and Portugal 30th have reached their highest-ever positions.
Five teams Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Sri Lanka and Bhutan have re-appeared in the table with Azerbaijan and Mauritius dropping out. The number of teams ranked has increased from 152 to 155 – an all-time record.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking will be published on March 12, 2019.
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