Kenya drops 12 places down in FIFA ranking
Harambee Stars loss to Guinea Bissau has seen Kenya drop 12 places down to 115 in the latest FIFA World Rankings released on 7th April 2016.
With their back to back 1-0 win over Kenya in the two legged Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Guinea Bissau rose to 45 places to 102 from the previous 147 where they had been ranked 44 places under Kenya.
Kenya is currently ranked 33rd in the continent with 331 points and third in the CECAFA zone coming behind Uganda (72) and Rwanda (87).
Algeria is the best placed African nation in 33rd spot worldwide followed closely by Ivory Coast who is 34th.
And the national women soccer team the Harambee Starlets played to a two all draw against Algeria in the first leg of the Africa Women Championships qualifiers played in Algiers on Friday evening.
The away win is a big boost for the Starlets who will now need only a barren draw in Nairobi on Tuesday to qualify to the next round of the championships.
Fatima Sekouane scored an own goal in the 78th minute to level matters for Kenya after Algeria had taken a first half lead.
Mwanahalima Adam then gave Kenya an 85th minute lead before the hosts grabbed a late one to equalize.
Kenya qualified to the next round of the qualifiers after their opponents The Democratic Republic of Congo withdrew from the competition.