Nigeria dropped to 67th in April Fifa ranking

Owing to their inability to secure an Afcon ticket, the Super Eagles dropped five places to the sixty-seventh position in the world in the latest Fifa ranking

Nigeria’s senior national team have dropped to 67th in the latest Fifa world ranking released on Thursday.

This fall is not far-fetched from the Super Eagles’ inability to defeat Egypt in two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Kaduna and Alexandria – and in the process lost the ticket to feature at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Gabon.

The Super Eagles slipped five places to be ranked 14th best African side behind Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Congo DR, Guinea, Congo, Camerron, Morocco and Mali.

Meanwhile, Algeria remain at the summit of African football after moving four places to the 33rd position in the world while second-placed Cote d’Ivoire climbed two places to 34th and Egypt zoomed nine places up to 44th in the world but are fifth in Africa. 

Argentina leapfrogged over Belgium to take the top spot in the world ranking as South American champions Chile stay third in the world.

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