Following the abysmal performances of the Super Eagles against Sierra Leone in their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures, Nigeria has slipped to 35th position on the latest FIFA global rankings for November.
Following the development, the nation currently rank fourth best country in Africa with Senegal retaining the no. 1 spot, followed by Tunisia and Algeria in the second and third positions, respectively
Recall that Nigeria gave up a 4-0 lead against the Leone Stars on home ground to share the spoils with their West African neighbours and four days later, the three-time African champions travelled to Freetown where they were held to a goalless draw by John Keister’s men.
The performances had sparked concerns in the Nigerian Football Federation and the Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare has called for the overhauling of the technical crew and the team.
Meanwhile, Sierra Leone are among the biggest movers on the continent as they climbed four places to 116th in the world.
The biggest movers in Africa are Equatorial Guinea and Burundi who climbed 10 spots after avoiding defeats in their Afcon qualifying games against Libya and Mauritania, respectively.