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Stephen Keshi has expressed his shock over Nigeria’s new spot in the FIFA rankings, despite some really impressive performances recently.
The Super Eagles have slipped three places to 36th in the November rankings, after defeating Ethiopia 2-0 in a 2014 World Cup play-off, to qualify for the competition on a 4-1 aggregate.
The African champions were also forced to a 2-2 draw by four-time world champions, in a friendly played at Craven Cottage and it was expected that it would reflect in the rankings.
“I am shocked (by the latest rankings). We won the Africa Cup of Nations this year, qualified for the World Cup and four-time world champions Italy held us to a draw, so I am surprised,” Keshi said.
However, Keshi said he will continue his work with the Eagles no matter what else happens.
“We should continue to win and make Nigerians proud because that is what is most important to me and Nigerians,” he said.
“If we remain in where ever we are in the ranking and keep winning and Nigerians are happy, then I am happy.”