Nigeria has maintained its 40th position in the world on the new FIFA ranking released by the world football governing body.
The Super Eagles are still fifth in Africa behind Egypt (19), Senegal (30), Cameroon (33) and Burkina Faso (35), while Congo DR (41st), Tunisia (42nd) Ghana (45th) Côte D’ivoire (48th) and Morocco (53rd) make up Africa’s top 10 in that order.
In the meantime, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has said that the state government would continue to support the efforts of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in developing football in the country.
Ikpeazu made this known when the President of NFF, Amaju Pinnick and his team paid him a visit in Umuahia.
The governor said that Abia government would pay adequate attention to soccer, as it was a big business and expressed hope that the present leadership of NFF would record giant strides.