By Johnny Edward:
Nigeria’s Super Falcons moved up one step in the latest Women's FIFA ranking for December released on Friday by the world football governing body.
The Falcons have now gone up from 38th to 37th in the world with 1602 points and remain top in the continent ten spots above closest rivals Cameroun who dropped two places to finish 47th and second in Africa for the out-going year with 1496 points.
Ghana moved up two places and earned 1475 pointsto finish 50th in the word and third in Africa while Equatorial Guinea dropped three spots to fourth, gathering 1452 points.
South Africa displaced Côte d'Ivoire in the fifth spot in Africa with 1431 points.
Côte d'Ivoire, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt and Senegal complete the top ten teams in Africa.
On the global scale, USA top the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking while Germany, France, Japan and England complete the top five places.