The Super Falcons have soared two steps higher in the latest FIFA Women’s World ranking. This is probably the first good news for the ardent followers of the Falcons after a disappointing outing at the just concluded 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup which held in France. They were sent packing in the round of 16 by the German ladies.
This ranking is made periodically every two months. The women’s national football teams are being ranked according to their exploits and these exploits are monitored by the football governing body, FIFA, through the numerical method, which is called "Co-efficients".
However, the reigning continental champions and record nine times winners still hold the top spot as number one in Africa but have made a slight two-step leap to 36 place from their previous 38 on the log. Cameroon closes up the ladder, just five places behind the Falcons on 41 points after also taking two steps up the log.
The Falcons were barely the best women's team representing Africa in the tournament. Many will argue that Cameroon also made it to the round of 16 but their "condemned on-the-pitch" incidents in the feisty round of 16 encounter against the USA Women's team would mar every case raised in their favour.
Other notable mentions: The US women’s national team retain top spot as leaders of women’s football in the world and it will come as no surprise that they were eventually winners of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Host nation, France, remains in fourth position, a spot they have failed to go beyond or above. Germany in second and in third positions are surprise packages and Netherlands ladies have jumped five places from eighth to third on the log.