By Johnny Edward:
Three-time African champions Nigeria failed to move up in the monthly rankings released by the world football governing body, FIFA on Thursday.
While there were very few changes to report on the May edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, the top 17 positions are unaltered from last month, which means that Germany continue to lead the way ahead of Argentina and Belgium.
The Super Eagles could only gather seven points from their last two friendly games against Uganda and South Africa to finish the month 45th in the world and eight in Africa.
Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Tunisia, Senegal, Cape Verde and Guinea are the seven African countries whose national teams are ranked higher than the Super Eagles.
Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Colombia and Brazil are the top five national teams in the rankings in descending order.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 4 June 2015.