Uganda continues to drop in FIFA Rankings

Uganda Cranes' Starting XI against Somalia in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers | FUFA Image

FOOTBALL Uganda continues to drop in FIFA Rankings

Brian Aheebwa 17:48 - 30.11.2023

Uganda has dropped further in the latest FIFA Rankings released on Thursday, November 30.

The Pearl of Africa currently occupies the 92nd position in the World, two slots below its 90th place in October.

In September, Uganda improved to the 89th position from 92nd in July.

Rogers Mato scored the lone goal in Uganda's 1-0 win over Somalia | FUFA Image

The above development is not shocking news but rather anticipated due to the national team’s dismal performances in the last two international windows.

The Uganda Cranes played four games, including two international friendlies and World Cup qualifiers apiece, but only managed one victory and lost the other three.

Fahad Bayo and his Cranes teammates celebrating his goal in a 2-1 defeat to Guinea | FUFA Image

Uganda edged Somalia 1-0 and lost 2-1 to Guinea in the World Cup qualifiers, while they lost 1-0 and 3-0 to Mali and Zambia in the international friendlies.

Following the sacking of Milutin Micho Sredojevic in October, FUFA appointed Paul Joseph Put as his successor. He was in charge of the World Cup qualifiers and hopes to return fortunes around.

How Uganda Cranes started the game against Guinea | FUFA Image

Similarly, Put’s charges dropped from the 18th to the 19th position in Africa, although they continue to be CECAFA’s number one ranking footballing nation.

Internationally, World champion Argentina maintained its top spot, while Morocco, who reached last year’s World Cup semifinals, remains the best in Africa.