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Nigeria Maintain Top Spot In Africa

Nigeria national women’s football team, Super Falcons was a non mover in the latest FIFA Ranking released on August 20.

Randy Waldrum’s charges hold on top spot in Africa and also maintain their position as continent’s highest ranked team, at number 38.

In June, the previous rankings showed Nigeria at the same position, which they have held from December 2020 despite being much active this year.

The Super Falcons have played six matches, having taken part in the Turkish Women’s Cup in February, which they won and they also took part in the Summer Series tournament in June, where they played against Jamaica, Portugal, and the United States.

They are on 1643 on points which remained constant as well for the past eight months, with Cameroon, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Tunisia, Morocco, Mali, Algeria and Senegal completing the top ten positions.

Meanwhile, Zambia, who represented Africa at Tokyo Olympics, have made the biggest move in the FIFA rankings.

The Copper Queens have climbed ten places up, moving from position 94 from 104 in the world.

It means they are rated the 12th best team in Africa with 1230 points after gaining almost 40 points following their Tokyo Olympics participation.

Zambia will now shift their focus to COSAFA Women’s Championship where they will play in Group C alongside Namibia, Eswatini and Uganda at the tournament which will run from September 15-26 in Gqeberha, South Africa.

The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on 10 December 2021.

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