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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up fourteen places in the latest FIFA rankings after their impressive outing at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.


The Nigerian team scored eight goals and conceded four goals in Ivory Coast, keeping four clean sheets in the process, but couldn’t find the cutting edge in the AFCON 2023 final under the tutelage of Portuguese tactician, Jose Peseiro.

Despite their loss, their display in the tournament has seen them shot up in the latest FIFA rankings, and are also the most improved African team on the table.

Previously ranked 42, Nigeria moved up fourteen places and are now 28, and third in Africa, just behind Morocco and Senegal who occupy 12th and 17th places respectively.

AFCON 2023 winners, Ivory Coast, moved up ten places, and are fifth in Africa and occupy 39th place in the world, just behind Mohammed Salah’s Egypt who occupy the 36th position.

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