Uganda Cranes rose by two places in the last FIFA World Football rankings released on Thursday 14th September 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Cranes improved from 73rd to 71st with a tally of 486 points as compared to 464 in the previous July rankings.
The improvement is imputed to their 1-0 win over the Pharaohs of Egypt last month on Thursday 31st in the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers at Namboole, Kampala.
Meanwhile, Africa’s seven-time champions Egypt fell by 5 places to be ranked 30th with 815 points from 866 despite their return leg 1-0 victory over the Cranes in Alexandria.
2018 FIFA World Cup Group E Opponents
Ghana 52nd after dropping by two places
Congo Brazzaville 95th after a fall by 14 places