Super Eagles Move to 28th in the World After the AFCON

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have climbed 14 places in the latest FIFA men’s ranking, securing the 28th position globally. This significant rise is attributed to their outstanding performance in the recently concluded 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Côte d’Ivoire. 

The three-time African champions have not only made their mark on the world stage but have also solidified their standing as the third-best team in Africa.

The Super Eagles’ journey in the AFCON was nothing short of spectacular. Under the guidance of coach Jose Peseiro, the team showcased resilience and skill, finishing as runners-up in the tournament. 

Their journey to the final saw them losing narrowly to the hosts, Côte d’Ivoire, with a scoreline of 2-1. This impressive performance has not only boosted their FIFA ranking but has also reinstated their position as a formidable force in African football.

Morocco, known as the Atlas Lions, currently holds the title of the highest-ranked African team, followed closely by Senegal’s Teranga Lions. Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire complete the top five teams on the continent, making the competition fierce and highlighting the growing prowess of African teams on the global football stage.

Looking Ahead

As the Super Eagles continue to bask in the glory of their recent success, the focus now shifts to maintaining and improving their position in future competitions. The next edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men’s World Ranking, set to be published on April 4, will be eagerly awaited to see if the Super Eagles can continue their ascent in the world of football.

The remarkable rise of the Super Eagles in the FIFA rankings is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the immense talent that exists within the team. As they continue to make strides on the international stage, the future looks bright for Nigerian football, with the Super Eagles leading the way.

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