Super Falcons: Nigeria remains best in Africa despite dropping places in latest FIFA ranking

Nigeria vs South Africa: Super Falcons boss Randy Waldrum aiming for victory against Banyana Banyana. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Super Falcons: Nigeria remains best in Africa despite dropping places in latest FIFA ranking

Izuchukwu Akawor 22:13 - 15.12.2023

Four months after moving eight places in the last FIFA rankings, Nigeria remains the team to beat in Africa.

Nigeria’s national women’s football team, the Super Falcons have experienced a slight drop in the latest FIFA World ranking.

The Super Falcons have dropped two places four months have they were rewarded for a historic outing at the FIFAWWC. 

Super Falcons: African Powerhouse

Nigeria’s Falcons despite hammering Cape Verde en route to a 13th WAFCON, Nigeria dropped from 32nd in the world to 34th.

The Super Falcons thrashed the Blue Sharks 7-1 to confirm another appearance in the Women’s Nations Cup.

Super Falcons celebrate scoring against Cape Verde. (Photo Credit: Super Falcons/X)

However, that performance was not enough to guarantee a better position on the ranking. But Nigeria retained her position as Africa’s number one team.

Renowned for their skill, tenacity and historic achievements, Nigerian women remain a force to be reckoned with. 

Super Falcons
The Super Falcons made Nigerians proud at the 2023 Women's World Cup | Imago

Nigeria dropped over 20 points but retained that top spot followed by current African champions South Africa, who dropped seven places.

The top ten teams in Africa bar Mali all dropped points in the December ranking, with Mali moving up after gaining over 12 points since the last rankings four months ago.

South Africa Women National Football Team |
South Africa are the current champion of Africa after winning the Women's African Cup of Nations in 2022.

Here are the top 10 nations in Africa according to the latest FIFA ranking

1. Nigeria

2. South Africa

3. Morocco 

4. Ghana

5. Cameroon

6. Zambia 

7. Cote d’Ivoire

8. Tunisia

9. Mali

10. Equatorial Guinea

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