Super Eagles Moved Two Places Up In The Monthly Rating
Nigeria’s Super Eagles moved up to become the 38th best team in the world but remain fourth in Africa according to the latest FIFA ranking for the month of June released on Thursday.
After failing to move from the 40th spot in May, the Super Eagles climbed two places in the world football ranking.
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Gernot Rohr’s men were only involved in an international friendly encounter against Corsica which ended 1-1 on May 26.
On the continent, the Super Eagles retain the fourth spot behind Egypt, Senegal, and Cameroon who occupy the first, second and third spots respectively.
Congo DR, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Algeria complete the top ten ranking in Africa.
Super Eagles’ foes in this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, South Africa dropped a place to 65th in the world but are unmoved from their 12th spot in Africa.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles on Thursday night defeated The Hawks of Togo 3-0 in an international friendly match played in Paris.
Nigeria dominated the first half with Ndidi, Etebo, Iwobi and Iheanacho running rings around the Sparrow Hawks.
Iheanacho missed what should have been the second goal when he shot an Iwobi pass straight at the goalkeeper, but the Eagles were not to be held back for too long as Musa grabbed his brace seven minutes later when he converted another pass from Iwobi.
At the 27th minute, Etebo robbed Allasani of the ball and squared for Iheanacho to tap in. Changes in the second half that saw the introduction of Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru, Uche Agbo, Ebuehi, Alampasu, Stephen Odey, Sikiru Olatunbosun and Alhassan tempered the flow of the game, but the Eagles held on to record yet another victory over Togo.
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Yesterday’s match is the Eagles’ last test match before next week’s encounter with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.