FIFA Rankings: Ghana overtake Nigeria

10 years ago by: King Samuel O Dguy
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Nigeria picked up no points in the latest installment of the FIFA Rankings released on Wednesday and stayed glued to fifth position on the continent and 34th overall.

Gabon, who had leapfrogged Nigeria and moved into third place, dropped four places back into 6th in Africa and 35th overall.

Their place is taken by Egypt, who move up one place to 32nd in the world.

Ghana climbed three places to sit fourth in Africa and 32nd overall.

Ivory Coast remains Africa's top-ranked team despite dropping two places to 20th in the world.

They are followed by Cameroon, who held on to their 29th place overall. Egypt moved up one place, and stay third in Africa.

Nigeria's opponents in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier, are in a distant 50th position overall and 8th in Africa.

Kenya and Mozambique, Nigeria's other group rivals, are not even in the African Top 20

Africa's Top 20 (World followed by African ranking)
20 (1) Ivory Coast
29 (2) Cameroon
32 (3) Egypt
32 (4) Ghana
34 (5) Nigeria
35 (6) Gabon
44 (7) Algeria
50 (Cool
52 (9) Burkina Faso
53 (10) Mali
55 (11) Guinea
57 (12) Morocco
71 (13) Togo
72 (14) Uganda
73 (15) South Africa
78 (16) Benin
79 (17) Congo
80 (18) Senegal
81 (19) Zambia

-- uchevictor (m) at 8-09-2009 09:30PM
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nigeria football is dying
-- divineproject (f) at 9-09-2009 12:57PM
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by the day........

-- shedluv (m) at 10-09-2009 01:14PM
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Are u just knowing dat Nigeria football is dead? Infact naija football IS DON DIE
-- keveen (m) at 11-09-2009 09:26PM
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We may even drop to 10th in Africa in the next ratings.. woeful eagles.. we need prayers in the NFF now!

-- olahsupo (m) at 18-09-2009 04:56PM
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Before nko, what do you expect? That isnt really our true position, yeah the #5 spot i know we are still going to where we truly belong when TUNISIA finally qualifies for the world cup  Tongue
-- ChrisGD1 (m) at 20-09-2009 07:51PM
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no suprise bout dat! too many internal problems nid to be addressed b4 we cn shine in africa once again nt to even talk of d international stage.

we're still relyin on past reputation of being footballin giants in africa, d govt/NFF/NFA e.t.c. nid to wake up in order to revive nigerian football b4 it is too late!
-- RosemaryI (f) at 21-09-2009 01:20PM
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our players are all interested in their club side thing, what they do now is to come home, play what ever rubbish and go back to their club side where they earn more money. it's only OSAZE that i see playing on the pitch as if it's his father's busuness.... GHANA don pass 4 everything....xchange rate.....FIFA ranking even for movie industry. God dey sha.
-- deboalabi262 (m) at 1-11-2012 04:38AM
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed

-- mallorca (m) at 4-11-2012 11:24PM
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Quote from: uchevictor on  8-09-2009 09:30PM
nigeria football is dying
e go soon ressurect again