By Bamidele Boluwaji:
The Nigeria Football Federation's Technical Committee boss, Chris Green has reacted to the latest FIFA ranking which saw the Super Eagles remaining on same spot followong their poor performance at the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers,reports Completespo
The world football governing body on Thursday placed Nigeria on 67th position in the global ranking and 14th in Africa.
Speaking to Completesportsnigeria.com shortly after the ranking was released, Green said lesson have been learnt from the AFCON qualifiers and the 2013 African champions will bounce back with the programme the federation has for the team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
"Well, I must say we are not happy with this development, but in every situation, there must be something to learn from it," says the legal practitioner.
"I want to assure Nigerians that we are working hard to make sure Nigeria improve next time the ranking is released, and part of what we have planned to make that realistic is the friendly matches the team will play and the programmes we have for the team."
Green believes that if the Super Eagles had won the last two AFCON qualifying games, Nigeria would have improved on the ranking. He is however confident that the future is better for the team.
Meanwhile, Algeria still remain Africa's highest ranked team as they are on 33rd position in the world.