World football governing body FIFA has on Thursday 20 February released its first national team world ranking of 2020 with Kenya dropping down one place.
Harambee Stars begun the year ranked 106th globally after last December’s ranking and now lie 107th.
Francis Kimanzi’s men are now the 25th ranked team in Africa and second from the CECAFA region behind Uganda who maintain position 77 in the world.
Senegal remain the best ranked nation from the continent at position 20, seven places ahead of Morocco (27) and 11 above Nigeria (31) in the top three nations from Africa. Defending AFCON champions Algeria are in position 35 while two time African champions Ivory Coast are further down in position 61.
Globally, Belgium maintain top spot with France, Brazil, England and Uruguay closing out the top 5 in that order. 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia are 6th with defending European champions Portugal coming in at position 7. Their Iberian neighbours Spain are a place behind in 8th while Germany are 15th.
The Caribbean island of Anguilla is the least ranked nation globally at position 210.
The next ranking will be published on April 9, a week after the first international break of the year in which Kenya will face Comoros back to back in Group G of the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers.