The Super Eagles have dropped lower in the latest FIFA rankings released yesterday representing the team’s lowest position since June 2019, when the Eagles were ranked 45th in the world.
It will be recalled that Nigeria’s best ranking was in 1994 when the country was ranked 5th while its worst ranking was in 1999 when the Super Eagles were ranked 82 in the world.
The team, who lost 1-0 to Guinea Bissau last month, is now ranked 40th in the world, down from 35th in the previous December ranking.
Nigeria was Africa’s fifth-best team, trailing FIFA World Cup semi-finalists Morocco, African champions Senegal, Tunisia, and Cameroon. But in the latest rating, Egypt has overtaken Nigeria and climbed into fifth place. Cameroon dropped three spots, from fourth to eighth.
World champions Argentina moved to the summit, supplanting South American rivals, Brazil.