The national football team coach, Milutin â€˜Michoâ€™ Sredojevic has said he is not worried by Ugandaâ€™s drop in the latest Coca Cola FIFA rankings. In the rankings released yesterday, Uganda dropped four places to 81st behind the likes of Belarus and Jamaica.
The national football team coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has said he is not worried by Uganda’s drop in the latest Coca Cola FIFA rankings.
In the rankings released yesterday, Uganda dropped four places to 81st behind the likes of Belarus and Jamaica.
Micho told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that the only solution is to continue to work hard and improve on the rankings. He described the drop in ranking as temporary, a phase in football.
Uganda's drop comes after last weekend’s 1-0 loss to Senegal in a 2014 World Cup qualifier played at the Stade de Marrakech in Morocco. Micho’s team has also lost to Egypt 3-0 in an international friendly in El Gouna, but stopped Botswana 3-1 in Gaborone.
Despite the drop in ranking, Uganda remained the best ranked nation in the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) region.
Kenya who will host the 2013 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup is ranked 118 and Tanzania is at 127, while Rwanda remained at 131. Kenya gained a massive 11 places to rise from 129 to 118.
In the overall CAF ranking, Ivory Coast remains Africa’s top dog yet again though they fell from 18th to 19th globally. Ghana remains second after stagnating at position 24 in the overall table. Record seven-time African Champions Egypt had one of the best improvements in shooting from position 61 to 49th.