Despite finishing unbeaten en route to sealing qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Nigeria dropped nine places to 50th in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.
Previously ranked 41st in the world in October, Nigeria who drew Algeria 1-1 in Constantine and comfortably beat Argentina 4-2 in a friendly in November are now the eight best team in Africa.
Congratulations, 🇸🇳Senegal!#WorldCup-bound Lions of Teranga have risen to 23rd in the #FIFARanking – their highest-ever position on the global ladder 📈💪
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) November 23, 2017
Senegal are Africa’s highest ranked nation in 23rd, followed by Tunisia, Egypt, Congo DR and Morocco who completes the top five.
Burkina Faso and Cameroon are in sixth and seventh place respectively.
Germany remain in first position as the best side in the latest FIFA ranking. Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium completes the top-5.