FIFA ranking: NFF eyes top 10 place for Super Eagles
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says they are targeting a top 10 place for the Super Eagles in the FIFA world ranking, before the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
This was revealed by the General Secretary of NFF, Sanusi Mohammed, in a chat with CompleteSports.
Nigeria is currently ranked 41st in the world. “We are on the right track to being the best in Africa and may be number five in the world where we were after the 1994 World Cup in the USA, but we would be contented if we make the top 10. It is not an easy target, but I think we are capable,” Sanusi said.
“To realize our target, aside the World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifying games which the Super Eagles will be involved in, the federation will ensure that the team play top quality friendly games to improve on the ranking.”
Speaking on the 2018 World Cup qualifying double header against Cameroon later this year, Sanusi said: “We don’t fear Cameroon because they won the AFCON. We believe they are not better thnn us, and come August, we shall prove to them that we are more determined to go the World Cup after missing the AFCON in Gabon. We have to beat them in Uyo first and get a result in their home few days later.”