Nigeria’s Super Falcons slump in FIFA Women’s World Ranking


The Super Falcons have suffered the biggest drop in the latest FIFA Women’s World Ranking released today, slumping nine places from 29th to 38th, however they still remain number one in Africa.

With only two wins (against Tanzania and Congo) from their last seven matches – the most number of games played in the period under review – it is obvious the ranking is an outright reflection of their appalling performances. In other results, the African Champions have had four losses and one draw.

Most recently at the All-Africa games, they were beaten twice by Cote d’Ivoire and once by Cameroon, while Equatorial Guinea had earlier inflicted the defeat that cost them progress in the Rio 2016 Olympic qualifier.

Speaking of Equatorial Guinea, they are one of the two teams that achieved their highest-ever rankings this month, (50th, up 5) and that has taken them above Ghana, who despite clinching Gold at the All Africa Games, are now fourth on the continent. Meanwhile Cameroon are still second but dropped two places to 45th on the world ranking.

There is no change at the top of the September FIFA Women’s World Ranking as the leading teams have not played many matches since the publication of the last edition, shortly after the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. That means that reigning world champions USA
continue to hold a lead over Germany and France.

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