Super Eagles of Nigeria rise 14 places to become third best team in Africa

~By Rose Moses

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up 14 places in the latest FIFA rankings to become the third-best team in Africa. 

The new ranking released on February 15 by the Federation of International Football (FIFA) shows that Nigeria is currently ranked 28th in the world table. 

According to the new FIFA ranking, Nigeria scored 1522.26 points, as against its previously held 1474.44 points. 

On the other hand, Ivory Coast moved 10 places to be ranked 39th in the world. Argentina, France, England, Belgium and Brazil were named the top five teams in the overall ranking. 

Morocco is still ranked as the best team in Africa, with Senegal coming second and Nigeria placed in the third position. 

Ivory Coast, the country that won the AFCON, was ranked 5th in Africa behind Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria, and Egypt. 

Nigeria's rise in the rankings is due to their impressive performance at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations, where they claimed a Silver medal. 

The Super Eagles' remarkable ascent in the FIFA rankings marks a significant achievement for Nigerian football.

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