Nigeria is now 32nd in the new Fifa rankings published on Thursday for the month of October. Gernot Rohr ‘s men were ranked the 29th best team in the world last month. As a result of their contrasting outcomes in the October international fixtures, however, they dropped three places.
Until settling for a 1-1 draw against Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles, the Super Eagles lost 1-0 to reigning African champions Algeria. After these findings, the West Africans are now fourth in Africa behind the 2019 runners-up of the Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal, who accumulated 1549 points, Tunisia and the reigning African champions, the Desert Foxes, who received 1488 points.
Nigeria’s rival, Sierra Leone, slipped a spot to be ranked with 1151 points as the 120th best team in the world in the Africa Cup of Nations double-header qualification next month. 2022 Cameroon’s Afcon hosts are 53rd globally and eighth on the continent, while Egypt’s Mohamed Salah occupies 52nd position.