Despite a resounding victory in their last game of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and their only game since the last FIFA world rankings in June, Nigeria dropped a place in the latest FIFA men’s rankings for June, PUNCH Sport Extra reports.

The Super Eagles, who were ranked 39th in the rankings released in June, lost three points and dropped to 40th.

The Eagles defeated Sao Tome and Principe 6-0 in their last game of the AFCON qualifiers but the results turned out not to have any positive effect on their position on the rankings table.

Jose Peseiro’s men finished top of Group A of the AFCON qualifiers with an impressive 15 points and booked a spot at next year’s AFCON billed to hold in Ivory Coast.