The latest FIFA rankings as released by the world football governing body, has seen the Super Eagles of Nigeria, drop position despite their recent impressive performance against African champions Cameroon in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped to 44th position in the latest FIFA world rankings, six places below their August 2017, FIFA ranking in which they occupied the 38th position.
However, the Super Eagles made slight progress in the African rankings moving one spot to fifth position, ahead of African champions Cameroon. Egypt retained their number one spot in Africa followed by Tunisia, Senegal and Congo DR.
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Nigeria will take on Zambia in October in Uyo in their next 2018 World Cup qualifier.
A victory in that match will leave the Super Eagles as clear leaders in the group and secure qualification for the Russia 2018 world cup games.