Super Eagles maintain 47th position in May — FIFA ranking

Nigeria Retains 47th Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

South Africa remain 15th in Africa.

Just seven worldwide "A" matches, all friendlies, took place in the past month and as a result there are few movers in the latest rankings.

The Atlas Lions finished undefeated in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against strong opponents, including Mali, Gabon, and Cote D'Ivoire.

It's a far cry from the glory days when Bafana cracked the top 20 in the rankings (at 19th) after winning the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

Four of the top five African ranked teams have qualified for Russian Federation 2018 with Tunisia retaining their top spot, followed by Senegal, DR Congo, Morocco and Egypt.

Kenya had dropped three places in the April ranking following poor performances against lowly ranked Comoros and the Central African Republic.

In Africa, Senegal broke into the top 50 in the world as they moved up one place, joining Ghana in the same position.

The Harambee Stars are yet to break into the top 100 places in 2018 with position 105 - which they occupied in the months of January and March still their best ever rank for the year.

Argentina, favourites in Group D, are 5th in the World, while Croatia and Iceland are 18th and 22nd respectively.

NAIJ.com previously reported that in the April edition of the Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking, Nigeria Super Eagles have been named the 47th best team in the world by the governing body.

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