Slight improvement as Kenya moves two places up in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Nigeria Retains 47th Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria Retains 47th Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

The latest FIFA-Coca Cola rankings released on Thursday sees the Super Eagles of Nigeria maintaining their 47th position in the World. South Africa remain 15th in Africa.

On the worldwide scene, just seven global "A" matches, all friendlies, took place in the past month and as a result, there are few movers in the latest FIFA World Ranking.

It's a far cry from the glory days when Bafana cracked the top 20 in the rankings (at 19th) after winning the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

Nigeria remains sixth in Africa behind Tunisia (14), Senegal (28), DR Congo (38), Morocco (42) and Egypt (46).


Russia, which will be hosting the FIFA World Cup this year, did not play friendly matches either in April or in May and remained its last month's 66th place packing 493 points.

Kenya have jumped two places up in the latest Fifa World rankings.

The Philippines moved up two places to accomplish their best ever position in the Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking (111), due to the Azkals' positive results in recent months.

Meanwhile, there was no movement also for Super Eagles World Cup opponents of Argentina, Croatia and Iceland as they all retained their last month's positions, 5th, 18th and 22nd respectively.

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