It is getting worse for Nigeria in terms of football rating as the country slumped in the rating of league across the world.
Nigeria has continues to drop on monthly basis in the FIFA ranking owing to the country’s poor showing in recent time, including the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the recently concluded 2015 Africa Cup of Nations held in Equatorial Guinea.
Few days after the conclusion of the AFCON which saw the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire emerge winner after beating Ghana via penalties, the standing of country’s leagues was released by the International Federation Football History and Statistics.
According to the rating, Nigeria league which was few years ago rated as the best in Africa took a serious slide as the country’s league is now rated eight in Africa and a disappointing 76th in the world..
By IFFHS ratings, Nigeria’s league is far below the standard of that of Tunisia which is the number one in Africa and 30 in the world.
Fellow North African country, Egypt is rated Africa’s second best and 43rd in the world followed by South Africa, third in Africa and 54th in the world. Algeria is fourth in Africa, 59th in the world while Congo DR is rated fifth in Africa and 66th in the world.
Morocco is sixth in Africa, 72nd in the world, Cameroun seventh in Africa and 73rd in the world while Mali, ninth in Africa and 77th in the world as well as Angola 10th in Africa and 78th in the completes the top ten rated leagues on the continent.
The development is a big indictment on the Nduka Irabor led League Management Company (LMC) which is currently in charge of the country’s league as the rating is a far cry from what it was under past administrations especially under the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) board under the leadership of Chief Oyuki Obaseki.