Nigeria Drops From Africa’s Top 5 In New FIFA Rankings


World Soccer ruling body has released the latest rankings for June 2023 and North African countries dominated the African top 5 positions.

The latest ranking released on Thursday morning saw Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Egypt dominating Africa’s top 5 with Nigeria’s Super Eagles dropping to the 6th spot.

Super Eagles secured a 2-3 away win against Sierra Leone in Matchday 5 of the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifier but it counted for little.

The 3-time African champion was ranked 39th in the World and 6th on the continent of Africa, the lowest ranking for Super Eagles in the last 5 years.

The Atlas Lions of Morocco retained their position as African number 1 and 13th in the World and the Teranga Lions of Senegal stays second and 18th in World.

African Top 7

1. Morocco ( 13)

2. Senegal (18)

3. Tunisia ( 31)

4. Algeria ( 32)

5. Egypt ( 34)

6. Nigeria (39)

7. Cameroon (43