Nigeria 6th in Africa in latest FIFA rankings
The Super Eagles of Nigeria climbed nine (9) spots in recent FIFA rankings, they are now ranked 6th in Africa and 41st in the world.
Nigeria’s rise comes inspite of the Eagles failing to qualify for the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
This meant that they retained the same number of points from the last period but benefitted from the decline of other teams such as defending champions Cote d’Ivoire who were ousted in the group stage and consequently fell 13 spots.
Cameroon were the biggest movers climbing 29 spots while Ivory Coast dropped 13 places to finish 47th.
Africa’s FIFA top 10
37 Congo DR
38 Burkina Faso
47 Cote d’Ivoire