13 January 2017
The super Eagles of Nigeria have moved a step in the latest Coca Cola FIFA ranking released by the World football governing body on Thursday.
Nigeria moved from 51st to 50th position in the World and from 8th to 7th on the continent.
Super Eagles garnered 619 points as against 616 it had in December 2016 and thus displaced 2013 AFCON Finalists, Burkina Faso to make the first 50.
Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup Qualifiers opponents, Algeria dropped a spot from 38th to 39th while Cameroun moved three spots from 65th to 62nd. Zambia maintained same spot at 88th position.
Senegal maintained their 33rd spot in the ranking and also the number one team in Africa followed by Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and DR Congo respectively.
On the global scene, there were no changes in the top 34 as Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Chile and Belgium all maintained their spots.
Few changes are expected in the next ranking that will be published on February 9. Nigeria will be missing out of the African Cup of Nations and Super Eagles’ next competitive fixture is later in the year.
Africa’s top 10
Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, DR Congo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Morocco.
Author: Timilehin Boyinde
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