- Super Eagles of Nigeria are now the 36th best football team in the world after FIFA released the rankings for October
- Nigeria dropped two spots and this could be largely credited to their 1-0 loss to Central African Republic in Lagos
- Although Gernot Rohr’s men defeated the same team 2-0 in their reverse fixture, the win could not prevent the team from dropping on FIFA rankings
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped to 36th on the latest FIFA rankings; no thanks to their first leg 1-0 loss to Central African Republic in Lagos, Punch reports.
Gernot Rohr’s men went on to beat the same opponents 2-0 in the revese fixture of the double header, but that was not enough to prevent them from dropping to 36th.
The three-time African kings remain fifth best team in Africa as Senegal retained their number one spot on the African continent and 20th in the world.
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North African side Tunisia are second best African team as they dropped one spot to the 27th position in the October rankings.
Morocco displaced African champions Algeria into third place, while Nigeria complete the top five places in Africa.
On the world ranking, despite losing two matches in the UEFA Nationa League, Belgium remain the number one ranked team.
Brazil are second, with France moving ahead of England into third position. Italy also moved up one spot into fourth place, while The Three Lions round up the top five spots.
Osimhen continues scoring form for Napoli
Meanwhile, Nigeria international Victor Osimhen maintains his top scoring form for Napoli after scoring his eighth goal of the season.
The in-form 22-year-old attacker scored the only goal that the Parthenopeans needed to beat stubborn Torino at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Sunday, October 17.
Having toiled for 80 minutes, the Super Eagles forward jumped over the defenders to break the deadlock in the 81st minute as Luciano Spalletti's men stretch their Serie A winning run to eight games.
Onazi spotted driving 2013 model Aston Matin
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian star Ogenyi Onazi was seen behind the wheels of a 2013 Aston Martin Vantage S ride worth $136,000 (about N56million) as he personally drives around his base.
The 28-year-old who returned to Turkish club Denizlispor about two months said he is back home to help fix it.
Upon signing his new contract, the Nigerian midfielder wrote:
"Everyone, fans, management and players, come together for the love of this great club. Let it be owned. See you at the end of the season."