Nigeria move up in latest FIFA ranking
Despite not engaging in any international match in the month of July, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved a step in the latest FIFA ranking as they are now ranked 38th in the world as against the previous 39th position.
However, the Eagles are stagnant in sixth position in the continent as they are behind Cameroon, Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR and Egypt.
Thus, the top five teams in Africa are Egypt (25), Congo DR. (28), Senegal (31), Tunisia (34) and Cameroon (35).
A further look at the FIFA ranking released yesterday shows that Nigeria’s other opponent in the race for Russia 2018 World Cup are ranked behind the Super Eagles.
While the Desert Foxes of Algeria are in the 48th position, the Chipolopolo of Zambia are in 9th place in the updated rankings.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles major threat in the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations South Africa and Libya occupy 66th and 83rd position in the world just as the other group opponent Seychelles are in the 194th position.
While Egypt, Congo DR, Senegal, Tunisia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast are the top ten teams in Africa, Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, Colombia, Belgium and France are the top ten teams in the world.
CHAN Eagles and Lobi Stars midfielder, Raphael Ayagwa contests for the ball with Onuwa Chukwuka and Oshobe Oladele of MFM during their league match at the Aper Aku stadium Makurdi. Lobi won 3-0