The latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday shows the Super Eagles of Nigeria surprisingly dropped to 52nd position in the World.
The Eagles are also ranked 7th position on the African continent.
Most Nigerians were hoping for a rise in the country’s ranking after suffering deduction of points due to issues surrounding its World cup qualification in the January edition, but the Eagles lost more points to slip down to 52.
According to the latest ranking as released on FIFA’s official website, Tunisia remain the best ranked team in Africa, followed by Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco, Egypt, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso, with Algeria rounding off the top ten positions in Africa.
On the World scene, Germany maintain top position while Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium round off the top five teams.
The next FIFA World Ranking will be released on March 15, 2018.