Super Falcons of Nigeria have climbed one spot in the latest FIFA rankings for the month of October despite three losses to USA and Japan.
The ladies rose from 46th to 45th position in the world while still maintaining their top spot in Africa, closely followed by South Africa (54th), Cameroon (58th), Ghana (59th), and Cote d’Ivoire (64th) to make the top 5 in Africa.
In September, Randy Waldrum managed Super Falcons lost 4-0 and 2-1 to the World Champions USA. Earlier this month, the team also lost to another World giants Japan 2-0.
However, these three consecutive losses did not derail their position on the FIFA rankings.
October ranking to serve as World Cup draw seedings
According to FIFA, the October 2022 ranking will decide the seeding for the final draw for the 2023 Women’s World Cup scheduled to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
The top ten ranked teams in order are: USA, Sweeden, Germany, England, France, Spain, Canada, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Korea DPR.
Super Falcons will be participating in the tournament next year for the eight time (all possible editions).