Previously at number 266 in the December 2011 ranking, the French based AJ Auxerre striker has risen to 149, further evidence of his good performances for club during the month.
It is thus a continued upward trend for the striker, who in the month of November 2011, had been placed in position 330.
No playing time
As for the other Kenyan in the ranking McDonald Mariga, he drops 52 places from 1395 in December 2011 to 1447 this month.
Mariga has not seen much playing time for his Spanish club Real Sociedad lately, though he has featured in the Copa Del Rey cup competition for the San Sebastian outfit during December.
He drops after posting in an improvement of 59 places from the November 2011 rankings, where the was placed 1454.
On the global front, Newly crowned FIFA Ball on D'or winner Lionel Messi leads the way, followed by Mario Gomez of Germany, Karim Benzema of France and Robin Van Persie of the Netherlands.
As far as the African continent is concerned, Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor is the highest placed at position six. Adebayor and Togo will face Kenya in a 2013 AFCON qualifier in late February 2011.