As the heavyweight clash between Super Eagles of Nigeria and Bafana Bafana of South Africa draws near, the position of Nigeria remained unchanged in the recently released FIFA ranking for the second consecutive month.
Nigeria is positioned 40th in the world, while maintaining its place in 5th as the fifth best side in the African continent.
Nigeria’s AFCON 2019 qualifying opponent South Africa is ranked 64th in the world and 12th in Africa.
Nigeria will host south Africa in the first leg of the competition in June which might have little or no effect on the next FIFA ranking.
Egypt are the top ranked team in Africa, followed by Senegal in second. Cameroon, Burkina Faso comes third and fourth respectively.