Despite missing out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) the Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up nine places in the latest FIFA Rankin...
Despite missing out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) the Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up nine places in the latest FIFA Ranking released on Thursday, February 9.
The Super Eagles were absent at the recently concluded AFCON 2017 which was won by Cameroon.
Despite the absence, the Super Eagles moved up nine places from 50 to 41 in the February ranking.
The Super Eagles last game was the home 3-1 win over Algeria in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Algeria (Nigeria's midfielder Victor Moses (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup African zone group B qualifying football match between Nigeria and Algeria at the Akwa Ibom State Stadium in Uyo on November 12, 2016.)
The Super Eagles who last played in November (a 3-1 home win over Algeria in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers) remain the seventh-placed country in Africa.
AFCON 2017 winners, Cameroon made the biggest jump from, climbing 29 places to 33rd.
Egypt are now the number one country in Africa in 23rd place ahead of Senegal (31), Cameroon (33), Tunisia (36), Congo Dr (37) Burkina Faso (38), Nigeria (41), Ghana (45) Cote d'Ivoire (47) and Morocco (48)
Argentina are still the number one country in world football ahead of Brazil and world champions Germany.
(1) Argentina (2) Brazil (3) Germany (4) Chile (5) Belgium (6) France (7) Colombia (8) Portugal (9) Uruguay (10) Spain.
(1) Egypt (2) Senegal (3) Cameroon (4) Tunisia (5) Congo Dr (6) Burkina Faso (7) Nigeria (8) Ghana (9) Cote d'Ivoire (10) Morocco