Football fans in Nigeria took to social media on Thursday to berate the ranking released by the world football governing body, FIFA.
The body ranked Nigeria’s Super Eagles 50 and 8th in Africa. Nigeria is the only country among the five African countries that is not in the first five in the continent.
Despite its unbeaten runs in the qualifying series to the Russia 2018, Nigeria Super Eagles slipped nine places as against 41 position last month.
However, fans described FIFA ranking as scam and ways to kill the morale of players that could spring surprises at the world cup, especially from African continent.
Despite that Nigeria beat Argentina In its last friendly, the South American team remain fourth on the log while Germany, Brazil, Portugal take the first three position respectively.
In Africa, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, Dr Congo and Morocco lead the pack.