The Super Eagles of Nigeria plummeted by two places in the November FIFA world ranking released on Thursday by the World Football ruling body.
The Eagles were last ranked 40th in the world in October but post two placed and are now 42 in the world albeit they remain 6th on the African continent.
The team coached by Jose Peseiro could only get two draws in the African 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixtures against Lesotho and Zimbabwe in the month under review (November).
The Atlas Lions of Morocco are 13th in the world and the first national team in Africa.
Current AFCON champions Senegal are ranked 20th, with Tunisia (28), Algeria (30), and Egypt (33) making up the top five teams on the continent.
Nigeria’s highest rankings by FIFA came in 1994 when they were ranked both 5th and 12th by the World soccer ruling body following the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations triumph in Tunisia and the USA 94 World Cup debut respectively.
Nigeria were adjudged the best entertaining team after Brazil in USA 94.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.