Super Eagles drop down in latest Fifa rankings


The Nigerian Super Eagles have dropped down in the latest FIFA rankings after their average performances in the recent 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

The rankings, which were released on Thursday, see them drop down four places, from 33rd to 37th.

Nigeria lost 3-2 to Congo Brazzaville on the 5th of September in Calabar - the first time the Eagles lost a competitive game in 33 years.

On the 10th of September, the Eagles had drawn 0-0 to Bafana Bafana at the Cape Town Stadium, which saw the country drop on the table.

Algeria is currently top of the log in the AFCON qualifiers played so far, with Ivory Coast at a close second. Nigeria, who are the reigning African champions, are sitting in the 6th position behind Tunisia.

Bafana Bafana, Nigeria’s rivals have moved up two places in the Fifa rankings, from 69th in the world to 67th, which will make new coach Shakes Mashaba happy in his new role.

The Super Eagles will next be facing Sudan, who have dropped 18 places to 133rd, after losing two consecutive games in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers.

The game between Sudan and the Eagles will take place on Friday the 10th of October.


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