Super Eagles And 1 Other CAF Nation That Failed To Improve On FIFA Latest Ranking

NFF moves to integrated Enyeama into the Super Eagles ahead of AFCON.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has dropped one place down the ladder as FIFA releases latest football ranking reports.

World football governing body FIFA, on Thursday released its latest team’s ranking; and sadly failed to improve as it moved down by one place. Nigeria (Super Eagles) in its last game walloped AFCON qualifier opponent Sao Tome and Principe 6-0. But it seems the outcome of the game didn’t have any positive effect on the national team.

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As a matter of fact, Nigeria is currently occupying the 40th position on the ranking. Also, African champions, Senegal, moved down twice from previous 18th position, to the 20th position.

Interestingly, the Eagles of Morocco have moved two places up to position 13. And remaining the leading African nation in the rankings.

Also, the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia is now amongst the top 30 in the world after moving up to position 29.  Meanwhile Mali and Cote d’Ivoire both moved two places up to 49 and 50. And of course breaking into and becoming part of the top 50 ranked sides, replacing Greece and Paraguay respectively.

Super Eagles move one place down according to latest FIFA ranking.
Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi and Joe Aribo during Super Eagles training session

This simply means that, CAF now has 9 teams in the top 50, which is two more compared to the previous rankings.

More interestingly is Guinea-Bissau, who made the biggest improvement in the rankings. Moving up six places to position 106 from its previous 112.

It is important to note that world champions Argentina is still the top of the ranking. Meanwhile, former world Champions France and Brazil, along with Belgium completes the top five.

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Super Eagles ranked 6th in Africa, 40th in the world

15 Highest ranked African teams: 

  • 1 Morocco: 13
  • 2 Senegal: 20
  • 3 Tunisia: 29
  • 4 Algeria: 34
  • 5 Egypt: 35
  • 6 Nigeria: 40
  • 7 Cameroon: 41
  • 8 Mali: 49
  • 9 Ivory Coast: 50
  • 10 Burkina Faso: 58
  • 11 Ghana: 60
  • 12 DR Congo: 64
  • 13 South Africa: 65
  • 14 Cape Verde: 71
  • 15 Guinea: 81

The Super Eagles will hope to make an improvement by winning games both FIFA recognised international friendlies and organised competitions. And it’s first shot towards that, will be against Saudi Arabia in October.

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