Ethiopia slips to 151st place in FIFA World Soccer Ranking


The latest FIFA World Soccer Ranking takes down Ethiopia down in to unprecedented 151st place while Tunisia pushed over Egypt to seat in command of African football. Uganda leads the East African Football grabbing an impressive 70th spot. Reigning World champion Germany remained in the top spot closely followed by five time champions Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium.
Just three weeks into Ethiopian Football General national assembly the shocking record further damages the face of the incumbent cabinet led by President Junedin Basha. Had the ranking included the two international friendly defeats: 3-1 to Mauritius followed by a 4-0 thrashing by Morocco’s second team, (for both matches are not in FIFA schedule), the down slide would have been severe than the current one that shows seven steps down than last month. Already out of CHAN Cup final and the African nations’ qualification matches to resume after three months, it appears Ethiopia is on the way to go further down the ranking. A head coach with full intention of resignation, a federation fully focused only in the coming election and the players’ moral down, the future appears alarming to Ethiopian football.
Uganda leads the East African block sitting 70th in World ranking followed by Kenya (107), Rwanda (118), Burundi (129), Tanzania (136) and Sudan (141). Ethiopia fares just two steps ahead of the youngest nation in the world South Sudan.
In the meantime Tunisia emerged three steps up to take African top spot sitting 28th in the World Ranking. Egypt comes second with Senegal, DR Congo, Nigeria and Cameroon following.