The Super Eagles of Nigeria having dropped in the January edition of the release due to the deduction of points from the world cup qualifiers, most Nigerians would have thought the rise will be begin now but that was not the case.
According to the ranking on FIFA’s official website, the Eagles who occupied the 51st position in last month’s ranking with 651 points have now slipped to 52nd with 606 points but remains 7th in Africa
Meanwhile Nigeria’s World Cup group opponents Iceland are the biggest movers, amassing a total of 1017 points to move up two spots from 20th to 18th while Croatia and Argentina remained in 15th and 4th respectively.
Eagles progressed from the ninth place in the African ranking of January to seventh ahead of Ghana (8th), Burkina Faso (9th) and Algeria (10th). Tunisia remained at the summit of African football with Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco, Egypt and Cameroon in the top 10 respectively.
The next FIFA World Ranking will be released on March 15, 2018.