Football’s governing body Fifa today, Friday, released the year-end rankings for Women’s National Teams, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
The Super Falcons remain the best ranked team in Africa and are number 45 when it comes to the global rankings, with 1537.65 points accumulated.
Prior to today’s release, Nigeria have been inactive since the last FIFA rankings was published on October 13, 2022.
South Africa occupy second place in Africa, with Cameroon, Ghana and Ivory Coast completing the top five teams, followed by Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Zambia.
It has been a tough year for the Super Falcons, who lost their African crown to the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the summer.
Randy Waldrum’s side are also winless in their last five outings.
World champions, United States of America, retained the top position on the ranking despite winning only one of their last four games.
Germany moved to the second position, with Sweden dropping to the third position.
England and France complete the top five teams in the world.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking will be published on 24 March 2023.