–Crash to lowest ranking in Africa since Jan 2013
Nigeria dropped to their lowest ever position in Africa since January 2013 in the latest FIFA world rankings after being placed 9th on the African list for October.
The Super Eagles dropped four places to 42,the first time since June (44) this year that they would drop out of the top 40 in the world despite bouncing back from an embarrassing 1-0 defeat to Sudan in Khartoun on October 6 to crush the Sudanese 3-1 in Abuja in the reverse fixture on October 16.
Nigeria enjoyed a geometrical rise in FIFA rankings,moving 22 places up in February 2013 after the Super Eagles triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The then SDtephen Keshi-led team moved from 52nd position in the world in January to 30 th best and from ninth in Africa to fourth.
A consistent run of bad results after the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil have seen a steady decline in the team’s ratings as they continue to plummet.
So far this year,the Eagles hav dropped out of the top 40 in the world on seven ocassions with over a year low 47th in February and March.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola world ranking will be published on 27 November 2014.