A key role for the recently appointed Harambee Stars head coach Bobby Williamson will be to help improve Kenya’s placing on the FIFA Rankings after the latest release showed Kenya had dropped seven places to settle at number 111 in the September stats.
Though the Scot believes the rankings system does not reflect the reality on the ground, he says it is important that Kenya improves to a place above number 70 so as to make it easy for players to make switches to the top leagues in the world.
“I think the FIFA rankings are a bit skewed; I do not believe they reflect the real situation on the ground but all the same it is important for a nation to rise in the rankings. It is good for the players and the country’s leagues.
“It is important that the nation rises to places above position 70 so that it may be easy for players to make big moves. For a player to get a good deal in Europe, it is so hard if the country is ranked below 100 and that is why we want to give our best to see that the nation rises from the current position”, he noted.
Kenya is scheduled to take on Morocco in an international friendly match on Sunday 12 October and Bobby says he will be hoping to register a good result to boost the team’s ranking and he is happy that he will be able to call on a few foreign based players.
“We play Morocco and I am hoping for a good result. The best thing is that it will be on a FIFA international day and we will be able to get our foreign based players and if we get a win it will really boost the rankings”, he said.