The Super Eagles are now rated eight best in Africa after dropping to the forty-seventh position in the worldNigeria’s senior national team has dropped six places to 47th in the latest Fifa world ranking released on Thursday morning.
The African champions were adjudged the 41st best football playing team in the world according to the ranking released earlier in January.
Despite finishing in third position at the African Nations Championship in South Africa, Stephen Keshi' men fell down the ladder in the monthly rituals by Fifa.
Cote d’Ivoire remain at the summit of African football with 841 points which put them in the 23rd position while CHAN runners up Ghana dropped 13 places to be ranked the 37th best team in the world and fourth in Africa.
Algeria moved to the second position on the continent after amassing 819 points which places them in the 26th spot in the world. Cape Verde moved into third spot in Africa while Egypt, Tunisia and Cameroon all moved ahead of Nigeria.
Even though Libya won the CHAN tournament, the Mediterranean Knights dropped six places to finish in 68th place and 14th in Africa.
Spain, Germany and Argentina hold the first, second and third spots in the world respectively as 2014 Fifa World Cup hosts Brazil moved to the ninth spot.
The next ranking will be released on March 13, 2014. ------------- goal.com