Nigeria Move Up One Place In Latest FIFA Ranking
By Our Correspondent
Nigeria’s Super Falcons climbed one place in the latest FIFA Women’s World ranking, moving from 39 to 38 and thus retain its top spot on the Africa continent, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
The March ranking released Friday came when the team is yet to play a competitive game since last October after crashing out in the Olympic qualifiers.
The biggest mover in the latest FIFA release of the ranking is Zambia, the She-polopolo who climbed six places to 100th globally.
Zambia has played twice since the turn of the year, facing Cameroon in an Olympic qualifying double header.
The She-polopolo picked the ticket for their debut appearance in the football event of the 2021 Olympic Games in Japan with an aggregate victory over the Lionesses of Cameroon.
Zambia lost the first leg 3-2 in Yaounde, but picked up a famous 2-1 victory in the return leg.
Meanwhile, only two Countries moved in Africa’s top five; Nigeria and South Africa, the latter stepping up two places.
World champions USA are still the highest ranked team in the world, while Germany, France, Netherlands and Sweden make up the top five.
Nigeria is the defending champions of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON held in Ghana late 2018