Super Eagles maintain spot in Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Nigeria Retains 47th Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have maintained their 47th position in the latest world ranking released on FIFA's official website Thursday.

Bafana Bafana stay 15th on the African continent with little movement around them‚ but the upcoming COSAFA Cup tournament in the Limpopo province is an opportunity to score points.

The Super Eagles alongside their Group D opponents in the World Cup are unmoved from their previous ranking.

Most of the top 50 is unchanged, with Germany, Brazil and Belgium at one through three in the same top 10 as last month.

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It's a far cry from the glory days when Bafana cracked the top 20 in the rankings (at 19th) after winning the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

NAIJ.com previously reported that in the April edition of the Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking, Nigeria Super Eagles have been named the 47th best team in the world by the governing body.

Africa's top five are Tunisia (14th overall), Senegal (28), Democratic Republic of Congo (38), Morocco (42) and Egypt (46), meaning the Super Eagles are the lowest-ranked of all the continent's World Cup-bound sides.

After a busy season last April, Harambee Stars moved two places up to position 111 in the global stage.

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