FIFA ranking: Nigeria move to 3rd in Africa, 29th in the world

FIFA ranking: Nigeria move to 3rd in Africa, 29th in the world

- FIFA ranking for the month of September 2020 is out and Nigeria are 29th in the world

- The three-time African champions are occupying third position in Africa

- Senegal are rated as the best nation in Africa by FIFA and Tunisia are second

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Nigeria's Super Eagles have moved up from 31st position to 29th in the latest FIFA ranking released by the world football governing body on Thursday, September 17.

This development will come as a great one for the three-time African champions ahead of their double friendly games coming up in October this year.

In the new ranking, Nigeria are now occupying third position in Africa behind Tunisia and AFCON 2019 runners-up Senegal who are occupying first.

Senegal were beaten in the final of the 2019 African Cup of Nations held in Egypt by Algeria who are occupying fourth on the latest FIFA ranking.

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Nigeria on the other hand defeated Tunisia to win bronze medal at the 2019 AFCON after losing against Algeria in the semifinal.

Morocco are occupying fifth position in Africa on the latest FIFA ranking, while Ghana are sixth and Egypt seventh on the table.

See below top 10 in Africa

1. Senegal

2. Tunisia

3. Nigeria

4. Algeria

5. Morocco

6. Ghana

7. Egypt

8. Cameroon

9. Mali

10. Congo DR

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria's Super Eagles move to 3rd in Africa and 29th in the world
FIFA Ranking: Nigeria's Super Eagles move to 3rd in Africa and 29th in the world (photo: Getty)
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Meanwhile, Belgium are topping the global FIFA ranking, while world champions France are occupying second position on the table.

Earlier, had reported how Nigeria who are three-time African champions will in November this year continue their quest to qualify for the 2021 African Cup of Nations by facing Sierra Leone in a double header.

The two games should have been played five months ago, but the Confederation of African Football (CAF) postponed the two fixtures due to the coronavirus.

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Covid-19 did not only stop the Nations Cup qualifying games, but it put on hold all sports in Africa and many parts of the world.

According to the latest report on Complete Sports, the Confederation of African Football are now said to have sent the Nigerian Football Federation the new date the two games will be played.

In the letter sent to Nigeria Football Federation, CAF acting General Secretary Abdelmounaim Bah confirmed that the first leg tie will be played on November 9, while the return leg will be 8 days after.

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