The Super Falcons of Nigeria continue to make measurable progress under American Randy Waldrum as they climbed two places places in the latest FIFA rankings from 41 to 39.
This means the Falcons currently sit above the likes of Croatia, Romania, Uruguay and Greece. In Africa, there is now daylight between Nigeria and second placed Cameroon who are 52 in the FIFA rankings.
Positive outcomes in four tedious and tricky home and away recent Afcon qualifiers against behemoths Ivory Coast and Ghana helped Nigeria's ascent.
This rise in rankings is undoubtedly cheering news for Nigerian national team women’s football in what has been a wonderful March in this spectrum.
With Afcon qualification for the Super Falcons followed by Falconets' and Flamingos' relentless march to Under-20 and Under-17 world cups respectively, the ladies are surely traversing in the right direction.
Just for the Falconets to do the business against Senegal in Saturday's qualifier so as to rubber stamp their participation at the World Cup later in the year and cap off this fabulous passage of time.
Nobody is talking about the Falconets’ match tomorrow as it has been overshadowed by this evening’s titanic clash against Ghana.
Next stop will then be for the Falcons to trade blows with Canada in the double header friendlies billed for early April where I have no doubt they will continue to do the nation proud.
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