Super Eagles will enter the New Year as the 51st best national team in the world going by the latest FIFA ranking released late last week, but the drop is not a true reflection of the form of the Nigeria national team. This is the view of former international, Henry Nwosu.
Nwosu, who spoke to newsmen on Tuesday, urged Nigerian players to remain focused in the tasks ahead of them. According to him, several factors might have accounted for the drop and that it couldn’t have taking care of the present.
“As far as I am concerned, the latest ranking does not reflect the true form of our boys because they are good and even far better than some of the countries ahead of them,” he said.
“I know that they consider a lot of things which happened in the past before coming out with the ranking and when you consider that Nigeria have missed a couple of Africa Cup of Nations, you will understand what I am saying.
“But the boys must remain focused and not be distracted by the poor ranking because the task of representing Nigeria well is a big one,” Nwosu said.
Nigeria dropped to 51st in the world and ninth on the continent below top-rated Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, Congo DR and Morocco respectively in the first five. The rest are Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Algeria in the continent’s top 10 respectively.