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Published On: Fri, Sep 21st, 2018
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Nigeria rises in latest FIFA ranking, now 48 in the world

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By Amaechi Agbo

Super Eagles of Nigeria has moved up a place in the latest FIFA ranking released yesterday for the month of September.
Ranked 49 in August, the Gernot Rohr-led team climbed up to one place following their impressive outing against Seychelles in African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier earlier in the month.
Gernot Rohr’s men will have their 3-0 victory over Seychelles to thanks as that powered them up with 1415 points.
However, the Super Eagles are ranked 5th in Africa behind Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR and Morocco.
Nigeria’s next foes in the AFCON qualifier, Libya moved a place up to be rated the 99th best team in the world.
Kenya are the biggest mover in the continent with 22 points thanks to their 1-0 victory over Ghana who dropped six steps below. The Black Stars join Slovenia as the biggest fallers of the month.
Overall, Belgium and France are joint leaders – the first time two teams will be sharing the top spot.
The next world ranking will be released on 25 October 2018.

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