Thursday, January 7, 2016

Nigeria remain stuck on 66th in the latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria retained their position in the first FIFA franking for 2016 released Thursday morning.
Sunday Oliseh’s men were rated 66th in the world – a position they attained last month – after narrowly edging the King should of Tanzania to secure a berth in the group phase of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualification.
Nigeria celebrate a goal with coach Sunday Oliseh. Image: NFF
Nigeria celebrate a goal with coach Sunday Oliseh. Image: NFF
This latest ranking leaves the three-time African champions on 14th place in the continent, behind the likes of Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, Ghana, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Senegal, Congo, Guinea, Cameroon, Egypt, Congo DR, Uganda, Mali.
Reigning African champions, the Elephants, are top dogs on the continent and 19th in the world, followed by the Fennecs of Algeria and Ghana’s Black Stars.
The Super Eagles have a chance to improve their standing as they do battle in the Championship of African nations (CHAN) later this month.
The Red Devils of Belgium retain the top spot in world football, closely followed by Lionel Messi’s Argentina and 2010 World Cup winners Spain.
Next month’s ranking comes up on February 4th.
Source: FIFA