There was no movement for Nigeria’s Super Eagles in the first FIFA rankings for the year 2016 as the national team remained in the 66th position it was at the end of 2015.
In the January rankings released by FIFA early on Thursday, Nigeria also remain static on the African continent, still outside top ten in on number 14th.
The Elephants of Ivory Coast are still the number one team in Africa and 19th in the world followed by Algeria (28), Ghana (33), Cape Verde Island (39), Tunisia (40), Senegal (45), Congo (48), Guinea (49), Cameroon (57) and Egypt (58) in the Top 10 on Africa continent.
Nigeria’s Eagle are behind the likes of Condo DR (60), Uganda (62) and Mali (63) in the 11th, 12th and 13th position in Africa.
Belgium ended 2015 on a high note and they have begun 2016 in the same fashion. The Red Devils remain top of the table in the first FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2016, while Argentina and Spain have also held onto their respective second and third positions.
Fifa.com reports that fifteen games from December 2015 and one “A” match from 2016 have been evaluated for the latest edition.