Super Eagles Secures Victory Against Togo, Gets FIFA’s Boost
Super Eagles team on Thursday secured a 3-0 victory against Togo in their friendly football match in Paris, France.
Ahmed Musa scored twice, while Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored the third goal for the Super Eagles.
This is their second warm-up match ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in Uyo on June 10.
Meanwhile, the Eagles have moved two places up in the monthly FIFA world rankings released yesterday, as the team now occupy 38th position in the world.
Yesterday’s ranking is an improvement from the 40th spot they were the last term, and are now rated the fourth best team in Africa behind Egypt, Senegal and Cameroon.
The three-time African champions are yet to lose a game since German coach Gernot Rohr took charge, and the last time they suffered a defeat was in March last year, when they were beaten 1-0 by Egypt in a 2017 AFCON qualifier in Alexandria.
In the African rankings, Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon and Congo DR are among the continent’s best five teams in the order, with the Indomitable Lions better placed than their next World Cup opponents, the Super Eagles.
Nigeria’s two other 2018 World Cup World Cup qualifying rivals – Algeria and Zambia – sit in the 53rd and 99th place respectively in the updated ranking.
Meanwhile, South Africa, who the Super Eagles face this month in an AFCON qualifier, occupy the 65th position in the global ranking.
In the world rankings, Brazil, Argentina and Germany are the top three teams in the world, followed by Chile and Colombia.
The next FIFA Ranking is set for July 6.