The Super Eagles of Nigeria have maintained their 40th position in the latest Coca-Cola/FIFA world rankings which was released on Thursday on the Fifa official website.
The Eagles, who also remain in 5th position on the continent, were not in action last month, but will face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Uyo in June.
The South African team also did not make any movement, as they maintain their 64th spot in the world rankings.
Bafana are therefore still placed at number 12 on the list of African teams‚ ahead of the likes of Mali and Guinea‚ but some way off a place in the top 10.
Nigeria’s other Group E AFCON 2019 opponents Seychelles also maintained their 196th position. Only Libya changed their position as they moved up just one spot from 91st to 90th.
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Nigeria’s opponents in the qualifying group of Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup – Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia – also made no spectacular movement.
While reigning African champions Cameroon maintained their number 33rd position, as well as Algeria, 54th, Zambia only dropped one spot to 98th.
Meanwhile, the top 10 ranked nations in the world maintained their respective spots.
Brazil stayed top, followed by Argentina. On third spot is Germany, on fourth, Chile and on fifth, Colombia. France also maintained the sixth spot, Belgium seventh, Portugal eight, Switzerland ninth and Spain 10th.
The best mover in the month was Madagascar‚ who climbed nine places to 111 on the global list after they defeated Malawi in the CHAN qualifiers. The Malawians were consequently the biggest fallers‚ dropping 14 places to 114.
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