Uganda Cranes has dropped one place from 72nd t 73rd in the latest Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) rankings released on Thursday.
Despite the fall, Uganda remains the best ranked country in the East and Central Africa (CECAFA) region.
Kenya rises by two slots to 87th on 395 points as Rwanda falls by one place to 93rd on 368 points.
Ethiopia maintains their 112th position, Sudan drops two places to 137th, Burundi (139th), Tanzania (156th), South Sudan (168th).
The Horn of Africa trio – Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia are jointly ranked at 205th with no point to show off.
AFCON 2017 opponents:
Egypt improves by one place to 35th (with 726 points), Ghana drops by a place to 54th (610 points) and Mali falls by four places to 64th (544 points).
Argentina maintains the world’s number one slot, ahead of Brazil, Germany, Chile and Belgium.
The next rankings will be released on 12th February 2017.