Eagles will be ranked Top 10 teams in the World – Akinwunmi

by on November 21, 2016

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, says he dreams to see the Super Eagles ranked among the top 10 teams of the world sooner than later.

In the last FIFA rankings in October, the Super Eagles were ranked a distant 60th in the world and 11th in Africa but there are strong indications that they could move 10 steps up to 50 in the coming November rankings as a result of their impressive performances in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Zambia and Algeria.

Akinwunmi said that the Super Eagles progression in the FIFA rankings is an indication that Nigerian football is on the right track and in right hands.

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“I respect FIFA and I respect their rankings but FIFA rankings are only one aspect of our assessment of our football development in Nigeria. In that aspect we’re moving forward.

“We want to go back to the top 10 and that’s my dream but is only one aspect. We’ve so many things to do for our football in Nigeria- youth development, beach soccer and all others but is good news to see the Super Eagles move steps up in the FIFA ladder,” he said.

FIFA rankings for November will be announced on Thursday 24.

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