Kenya’s national football team Harambee Stars has made a minor gain in the latest Fifa rankings published recently.
Stars which is coached by Paul Put moved up one place, jumping from 106 to 105, leaving the new coach with a tough task of raising the otherwise huge number to an admirable top-70 position.
Put took charge of the team late last year but hit the ground running winning the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup on December 17 at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos, after beating Zanzibar 3-2 on post-match penalties after a 2-2 draw on normal time.
Star’s next major assignment is on March 19 when they host Ghana’s Black Stars in Nairobi in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Continentally, Tunisia moved up four places to claim the top position in Africa and 23 globally. They are followed by Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and DR Congo in that order.
Globally, 2014 World Cup champions, Germany continues to top, followed by Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium in that order.