Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Nigeria remains 47th in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Nigeria remains 47th in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Bafana Bafana stay 15th on the African continent with little movement around them‚ but the upcoming COSAFA Cup tournament in the Limpopo province is an opportunity to score points.

The first 47 positions remain unchanged from April's ranking, but outside the top 50, a couple of nations have made notable advances. The others are Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia. The fifth spot has been the highest so far reached by any African country.

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The Squirrels move up six spots to 84th overall, and will have their sights on matching their highest ever Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking - the 71st place they achieved in 2010.

Minister of Youth and Sport, Solomon Dalung has appealed to Nigerians to show solidarity and support to ensure the success of Nigeria team at the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Most of its players have featured well in notable club matches across the world.

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Germany, Brazil and Belgium occupy the top three positions, while Super Eagles world cup opponents, Argentina, Croatia and Iceland occupy the 5th, 18th and 22nd positions. respectively.

A quintuple of Leon Balogun, Wilfred Ndidi, Etebo Oghenekaro, Joel Obi and Tyrone Ebuehi who are recuperating from injury also made the lists.

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MVV Maastricht midfielder Kelechi Nwakali believes that Nigeria have the potential of doing well at the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

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