Nigeria’s Super Eagles yesterday climbed up one step in the latest FIFA ranking made public by the world football governing body.
The positive development for the country’s Senior National Men team saw them occupy 52nd place in the world as against last month’s 53th position.
Their upward move is coming barely three days when Super Eagles invitees are expected to trickle into Belgium ahead of double header friendly matches with Cameroon and Congo next week.
In Africa, 2013 African champions retained ninth position ahead of Guinea Bissau and Congo DR currently occupying 55th and 60th positions.
Incidentally, Cameroon, set to battle Nigeria in a test game ahead of World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers, is ranked 45th in the world and sixth in Africa.
Top on the radar for the continent is Algeria, placed 19th, while Ghana, Tunisia, Senegal and Cape Verde complete the countries that are on top five placements in Africa.
However, the Super Eagles would be seeking immediate impression in their performance between next month and March before and after taking on eight-placed Egypt in another Nations Cup qualifying ties in March 2016.


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