Nine-time African Champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria moved up a spot in the latest FIFA Ranking which was released on Thursday, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
Nigeria which occupied the 46th position in the last ranking moved up to the 45th position despite losing three friendly matches in the last two women’s football windows.
A record 187 national teams are now included in the ranking, according to FIFA
The former African champions lost their last three games twice against world champions, United States of America and the Nadeshiko of Japan.
The Super Falcons maintained top position in Africa ahead of Banyana Banyana of South Africa, Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon, Black Queen of Ghana and Elephants of Cote d’l voire.
The USA remain the atop the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World ranking.
The October ranking, according to FIFA will decide the seedings for the final draw for the 2023 Women’s World Cup which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.