Thursday, May 10, 2012

Once mighty Super Eagles continue to free fall in FIFA rankings

For the third time in three consecutive months, Nigeria yesterday slumped in the official world football ranking, the worst by the country in the monthly FIFA ranking, as the country dropped three places to occupy number 63 in the world and 12 in Africa.

The country was ranked 60 in last month's edition of the monthly ranking exercise by world football ruling body.

Rwanda, Nigeria's opponents in the June 17 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier maintain number 26 Africa and 105 in the world; while Namibia, Nigeria's World Cup qualifier opponents on June 3 are a distant 35 in Africa and 120 in the world.

Cote d'Ivoire remains Africa's top team, occupying number 15 in the world, with Ghana in the second spot, while Algeria and Mali occupy number 3 and four in the continent.

The most improved African country on the ranking released yesterday is South Africa, who climbed four places to occupy number 67 in the world and 14 in Africa.

The other African countries in the top ten are Zambia, Gabon, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco in that order.

Daily Trust

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