By Mukwuzi Joseph
Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by two spots in FIFA’s ranking for September to place 29th after more than six months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Super Eagles garnered 1493 points, same as the points acquired in the last edition released in March which ranked the West Africans 31st.
The movement also placed Nigeria as the third in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia who garnered 1555 and 1506 points respective
The West Africans last played a competitive game in November, during an Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers outing against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.
The three-time African champions defeated the sides 2-1 and 4-1 respectively to top Group L with six points.
The Eagles are billed to square up against Ivory Coast before they take on Tunisia on October 8 and 10 respectively in an international friendly game.
Nigeria’s best ranking was in April 1994 when they reached the 5th position following their success at the Africa Cup of Nations where they emerged as champions for the second time in their history.