Nigeria’s Super Eagles have retained their position as the 3rd highest African side in the FIFA world rankings, making them a pot 1 team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers draw in January, Completesports.com reports
With no international breaks since the last update, there has been little in the way of change for the Super Eagles and others in the FIFA Rankings monthly update.
Despite this, the ranking still holds a lot of weight for African teams as the current installment is what will be used to determine the pots for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Super Eagles will thus avoid such other African heavyweights as Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and bitterest rivals, Ghana and Cameroon.
Gernot Rohr’s men can draw Zambia for the second consecutive time after edging the Chipolopolo in the race to the Russia 2018 World Cup or Kenya and Malawi who they play on the road to the 2014 edition in Brazil.
2022 World Cup CAF Qualifiers Draw Pots
Pot 1: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali, DR Congo.
Pot 2: B/Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, S/Africa, Guinea, Uganda, Cape Verde, Gabon, Benin, Zambia, Congo.
Pot 3: Madagascar, Mauritania, Libya, Mozambique, Kenya, Central Africa, Zimbabwe, Niger, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau.
Pot 4: Malawi, Angola, Togo, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Djibouti
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