Despite walloping Sao Tome and Principe six goals in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped to 40th in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday, Persecondnews reports.
The Super Eagles also dropped out of the top five most-ranked African countries, behind Morocco (13), Senegal (20), Tunisia (29), Algeria (34), Egypt (35).
South Africa and Benin Republic dropped to 65 and 94 places respectively while Zimbabwe maintained their position at 125 and Rwanda also remained at 139.
Also, Saudi Arabia, who will play the Eagles in a friendly in October, dropped to 57 spot.
Argentina, who scored four goals without conceding any in the last international break against Bolivia and Ecuador, maintained their top spot in the ranking with France, Brazil, Belgium and England rounding up the top five.