Nigeria retained 40th spot on the October 2023 FIFA men’s rankings despite a jinx-breaking win over Mozambique during the month under review.
In October 2023, the Super Eagles of Nigeria recorded a win and a draw in their International friendly games vs Saudi Arabia and Mozambique.
The Super Eagles added 1.62 points to take their total point tally to 1490.48, but it wasn’t enough to improve on their 40th position from the September ranking.
Jose Peseiro tutored Super Eagles played a 2-2 draw vs Saudi Arabia in their first game of the two friendly games at the Estadio Municipal de Portimao before defeating Mozambique 3-2 for their first friendly match win in five-years.
As announced by World Football Governing Body – FIFA, Nigeria is the sixth highest ranked African Country.
2023 FIFA World Cup surprise package, Morocco remains Africa’s number one ranked nation while also maintaining its 13th place in the world ranking.
Reigning African Champions Senegal retained 20th place in the world and second position in Africa.
Tunisia, which was the only African country among the top six on the continent to move up globally last month, was the only country among the top six to drop points. They ranked 29 in the previous rankings, but in the update released by FIFA on Thursday, they now occupy the 32nd position in the world.
Algeria (33) and Egypt (35) complete the Top 5 in Africa.
Globally, World Cup winners Argentina are still the number one ranked nation ahead of France, Brazil, England, and Belgium.
For the Super Eagles of Nigeria, victory in November’s World Cup qualification games vs Lesotho and Zimbabwe will be key to their rating as the year 2023 winds down.
Nigeria started the year 2023 in 35th place on the FIFA men’s ranking.