Kenya has gained one spot on the latest Fifa rankings to position 126. The gain by Harambee Stars is attributed to the impressive performance and 3-0 result posted against Libya during a Fifa friendly held in Tunisia earlier this month.
The next month could prove crucial to Kenya's rankings as the Kenyan FA have lined up high profile friendly matches against either Equatorial Guinea or Egypt before facing African champions Nigeria away on match day three of the ongoing 2014 World Cup qualifiers. On the contrary Libya have dropped 15 places to position 62.
On the continent, Nigeria's impressive run to clinching the tournament has seen the West African country jump 22 spots to position 30.
Despite their quarter final exit, Ivory Coast still top the African charts at position 12 globally, followed by Ghana (19), Mali (25) Nigeria and Algeria who have dropped 12 spots to position 34.
Spain still lead the overall rankings, the next four positions are occupied by Germany, Argentina, England and Italy.
Neighbors Uganda dropped three places to 84th, Ethiopia dropped 4 places to 114, Burundi dropped 11 places to 115 while Rwanda gained 7 spots up to 130.
Meanwhile, Kenya FA is in the final stages of activating an online system for the match referees. According to the Kenyan FA's head of technical Elly Mukolwe, the system that will be unveiled before the end of March, will store all records regarding Kenyan match officials plus update in the individual performance after every game.
"You are aware we had Kenyan refs at the just concluded African Cup of Nations in South Africa as well as the U-17 football tournament in Mexico. We are seeking to harmonize operations and ensure smooth communique between ourselves, other federations, Caf and Fifa." said Mukolwe.
During the seminar, about 50 match referees successfully passed the mandatory annual tests and were approved to officiate in various leagues during the 2013 season. The match officials were tested and trained on match analysis, physical fitness, the new off side rule and sat for a trivial exam.