5 April 2019

Nigeria: Super Eagles Move Up Four Places in New FIFA Rankings

Photo: 2010 FIFA OC
A Super Eagles fan displays her support (file photo).

Nigeria's Super Eagles have moved up to four places in the latest FIFA Ranking released yesterday by the world governing body.

Gernot Rohr's men who climbed to 42nd position in the world are also now the 3rd best team in the Africa continent with 1435 points.

The three-time African champions enjoyed a remarkable time during the recent international window with wins against the Pirates of Seychelles and the Pharaohs of Egypt.

The West Africans beat Seychelles in their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture 3-1 and defeated Egypt 1-0 in an international friendly match courtesy of a sensational strike by Paul Onuachu.

They trail the Terangha Lions of Senegal and Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on the rankings in Africa. Both are ranked 23rd and 28th in the world respectively.

Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Cameroon are some of the countries who made FIFA Ranking top 10 in Africa.

The Red Devils of Belgium maintained the top position in the world, with world champions France, Brazil, England, and Croatia completing the list of top five teams in the world in the latest FIFA Ranking.

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