Nigeria move up two spots to place 58th in June Fifa rankings

The Super Eagles gained two points from their two victories and a draw in June to make positive movement on the global rankings table

Nigeria moved two spots to finish June on the 58th position on the global Fifa rankings released on Thursday.

The Super Eagles moved up from 60 after having won two matches and drawn one in June.

Stephen Keshi’s team defeated Namibia and Rwanda 1-0 and 2-0 respectively and had a 1-1 draw with Malawi to cap an eventful midyear.

Nigeria have now overtaken Sierra Leone on the African rankings to claim 10th spot while Cote D’Ivoire remain number one on the continent and 16th globally.

Spain kept their number one position worldwide after they retained their European Championship crown last Sunday but Brazil fell out of the top 10 for the first time since 1992 when the rankings commenced to number 11.

Africa’s Top 15

1 Cote D’Ivoire (16)

2 Ghana (33)

3 Algeria (35)

4 Libya (39)

5 Mali (40)

6 Zambia (41)

7 Egypt (42)

8 Tunisia (43)

9 Gabon (45)

10 Nigeria (58)

11 Cameroon (59)

12 Senegal (61)

13 Sierra Leone (65)

14 South Africa (68)

15 Morocco (71)