Femi Solaja
Nigeria has sustained the marginal ranking progress started last month as the Super Eagles moved up one place in the latest FIFA ranking released Thursday afternoon
Super Eagles are ranked 62nd in the world and 11th in Africa.

In the January ranking, the three-time African champions occupied 63rd spot in the world and 12th in the continent before the one step movement on Thursday afternoon.

In Africa, Cape Verde toppled Cote d’ Ivoire from the summit of African football, though are 31st in the global rankings. Côte D’ Ivoire is now second in Africa and 36th in the world while Algeria is third and 37th in the world.

Other top-ranked Africans in that order include; Ghana (41), Tunisia (47), Senegal (48), Egypt (53), Congo DR (58), Republic of Congo (59), Cameroun (61) and Nigeria (62) respectively.

In the global ranking level, Belgium is still dictating the pace as the world’s best football nation while Argentina, Spain, Germany, Chile, Brazil and Portugal followed in that order.
The trio of Colombia, England and Austria completed the top best 10 teams in the world.
The next FIFA world rankings will come up again, April 7, 2016.

AFRICA’S Top Ten
1. Cape Verde (36), 2. Côte D’ Ivoire (36), 3. Algeria (37), 4. Ghana (41), 5. Tunisia (47), 6. Senegal (48), 7. Egypt (53), 8. Congo DR (58), 9. Congo (59), 10. Cameroun (61), 11. Nigeria (62)

WORLD
1. Belgium, 2. Argentina, 3. Spain, 4. Germany, 5. Chile, 6. Brazil, 7. Portugal, 8. Colombia, 9. England, 10. Austria