Days after setting Africa’s highest away victory record, the Super Eagles of Nigeria failed to improve on the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) monthly ranking as they dropped to 4th in Africa from the latest ranking released by the world governing body.
The Super Eagles under the tutelage of new Coach, Jose Peseiro played four matches under the month in review and they suffered two – international friendlies — 2-1 defeat to Mexico and 1-0 defeat to Ecuador with two victories recorded over Sierra Leone and lowly rated team, Sao Tome and Principe in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.
Three times African champions who missed out on the plane to Qatar 2022 world cup defeated Sierra Leone 2-1 in their first match at home since their bitter failure to make the world cup and handed Sao Tome and Principe a 10-0 defeat in Morocco – a continental record for highest away victory.
The Super Eagles dropped a place on the world ranking as they now rank 31st in the world and 4th in Africa In the world ranking, behind Senegal (18), Morocco (22) and Tunisia (30).
The top 10 in Africa are Senegal (18), Morocco (22), Tunisia (30), Nigeria (31), Cameroon (38), Egypt (40), Algeria (41), Mali (46), Cote D’Ivoire (52), Burkina Faso (55).
The Super Eagles will look to improve in the next ranking when they resume national duty which comes in September this year.