Exclusive! Super Eagles Retain 40th Position On Latest Ranking

Sao Tome and Principe line up against the Super Eagles before kick-off.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria retains its 40th position in the latest FIFA ranking released Thursday morning npflupdates.com reports.

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Super Eagles retain position on latest FIFA ranking

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Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi and Joe Aribo during Super Eagles training session

The ranking is coming few weeks after the Super Eagles ended it’s fifteen-match winless run in international friendly matches; when they defeated the Mambas of Mozambique.

Super Eagles last outing before the win against Mozambique, saw them share the spoils after a 2-2 draw against the Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia in Portimao.

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In Africa the three-time African champions, also retained its sixth position with world cup semifinalist Morocco topping the group.

Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt are the top five teams on the continent.

In a related development, former Nigeria Midfielder John Mikel Obi, has called for the integration of exceptional local-based players into the Super Eagles.

According to Mikel, it will help them showcase their talent, and widen their experience. Even when they don’t get to play many matches, being with the more experienced European-based players can help the local boys improve on their skills.

Mikel Obi against Argentina

“We need to make sure that we give our local players the chance to be able to go to the national team and showcase their talent and be part of that,” the 2013 AFCON winner told Football Live Nigeria.

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“Even if they don’t get to play as much, for them to be there, to learn, to grow, it’s very important.”

He added, “We need our local players to be able to express themselves, showcase their talent and to show us that they can be able to play and compete in this kind of tournament (AFCON). So yeah, I’m happy for that.”

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