How Nigeria moved from 45th to 33rd position in FIFA World Rankings.

Nigeria have moved up to 33rd place in the Fifa World Rankings released on Thursday for the month of July.

On the back of their bronze-winning feat in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Super Eagles climbed 12 places from their 45th position in June, accruing 1481 points.

After finishing second in the group stage, Gernot Rohr’s men edged out five-time African champions Cameroon in the Round of 16 and went on to defeat 1996 champions South Africa in the quarter-final.

The three-time African champions, after losing to Algeria in the semi-final, clinch a narrow 1-0 victory over Tunisia in the third/fourth-place playoff to claim their eighth bronze medal in the tournament.

The Super Eagles, however, remain third in Africa behind Senegal (20th), who won the silver medal in the continental tournament in Egypt and Tunisia (29th), who finished fourth in the competition.

Reigning African Champions Algeria moved up 28 places to 40th position and fourth in Africa while Morocco (41st) are placed fifth.

Belgium remain the top-ranked team in the world while reigning South American champions, Brazil are second and France third.

 

 

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Nwankwo Kanu hailed Nigerians for their support as Super Eagles slid into semi final of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON.

Nigeria and Arsenal legend, Nwankwo Kanu has hailed Nigerians for their support as Super Eagles slid into semi final of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON.

Kanu, who had earlier expressed confidence that Gernot Rohr’s men would beat the Bafana Bafana at the Cairo International Stadium, congratulated Super Eagles on their victory against South Africa on Wednesday night.

Samuel Chukwueze gave Super Eagles a 1-0 lead at the break after an assist from Alex Iwobi.

However, South Africa levelled in the second half, thanks to Video Assistant Referee (VAR) decision.

With the match looking to head into extra time, William Troost-Ekong forced the ball over the line in the final minute of play.

The 42-year-old, in a video posted on his official Twitter page on Wednesday, wrote:

“Incredible support from Nigeria Super Eagles fans. Another fantastic win well done boys.

“The boys gave it a great teamwork effort and push. We are all proud. Nigeria officially through to the #caf2019 semifinals. We thank God.”

The victory over South Africa means Nigeria will now play the winner between Ivory Coast and Algeria in the semi-final on Sunday.

Incredible support from @ng_supereagles fans. Another fantastic win well done boys.The boys gave it a great teamwork effort and push. We are all proud. Nigeria officially through to the #caf2019 semifinals. We thank God.
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.#goal #football #semifinals #Nigeria #africa #Egypt2019 pic.twitter.com/BnnBeJebTu

— Kanu Nwankwo (@papilokanu) July 10, 2019.

 

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Nigeria Vs South Africa: How Kanu Nwankwo reacted to Super Eagles 2-1 AFCON victory [VIDEO]

What a massive bonus ahead of Super Eagles Players in AFCON 2019.

The Super Eagles players are on a massive $95,000 bonus each to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Sports Extra reports.
The Eagles are already guaranteed $10,000 for their 1-0 win over Burundi on Saturday. They are also guaranteed $20,000 if they win their remaining Group B matches against Guinea and Madagascar.

The players will receive $12,500 should they record another win in the round of 16.

Gernot Rohr’s men will get $15,000 and $17,500 respectively for victories in the quarter-final and the semi-final, while a win in the final will see the three-time AFCON winners earn a $20,000 match bonus each.

 

“Group stage wins: $10k; Round of 16: $12.5k; QF: $15k; SF: $17.5k. And if they win the final: $20k. So, each player would earn $95,000 for winning AFCON2019,” a member of the Nigeria Football Federation’s Reforms Committee, Osasu Obayiuwana, disclosed.

He added that Rohr would earn twice the amount of what his players get, while goalkeepers trainer and assistant coach Alloy Agu and Imama Amapakabo will receive 75 per cent of what Rohr gets. The backroom staff are entitled to 75 per cent of what the players earn.

The Eagles take on the Syli Nationale of Guinea in their next Group B match on Wednesday, at the Alexandria stadium.

 

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