FIFA rankings – Super Eagles drop to 5th best team in Africa

The senior national team of Nigeria is now the 5thh best team in Africa per the latest ranking released by world football governing body FIFA for the month of May.

Super Eagles played four games in the period under review, losing in two friendly games 1-2 and 0-1 to Mexico and Ecuador respectively before picking up two straight wins in the AFCON 2023 qualifiers.

They defeated Sierra Leone 2-1 in Abuja and set a new national record with a 10-0 spanking of Sao Tome and Principe in Morocco to put themselves in the driver’s seat to qualify for the tournament, which will hold in Cote d’Ivoire next year.

Globally they dropped from the 31st position to 36th with Senegal still maintaining their spot as the highest ranked African country by moving two places to 18th in the world rankings released earlier today.



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