Nigeria senior national team, the Super Eagles, have moved up to 50th in November Fifa ranking. Gernot Rohr’s men stepped up ten places in the grading released by the world football ruling body, and are eighth in Africa.
Gernot Rohr’s men stepped up ten places in the grading released by the world football ruling body, and are eight in Africa.
Nigeria have moved up to the 50th position in the latest Fifa global rankings released on Thursday.
The Super Eagles were rewarded for defeating Algeria 3-1 in their Fifa World Cup qualifying encounter to climb up 10 places.
With this, they are now eighth in Africa behind Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Congo DR and Burkina Faso.
Argentina are number one in the world with 1634 points, closely followed by cross-country rivals, Brazil in number two.
Reigning world champions, Germany dropped to the third position with South American kings, Chile occupying the fourth position.
The next Fifa ranking will be published on December 22, 2016 which will determine the winners for the Team of the Year and the Mover of the Year.
Nigeria are on top of their group with 6 points garnered from matches against the Chipolopolo of Zambia and Desert Foxes of Algeria for 2018 World Cup to be hosted by Russia.
The Super Eagles will next face the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Day 3 of the qualifiers when they meet the Cameroonians at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo in August 2017.