BY BUNMI OGUNYALE
NIGERIA’S Super Eagles stand the chance of being drawn against Pharaohs of Egypt, following the re-adjustment of the World football governing body, FIFA monthly ranking. The Egyptians are ranked 45th in the world and fifth on the continent behind Algeria, Cote d’ Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal.
The seven-time African Cup of Nations winners toppled their norther counterparts, Tunisia to move to the fifth spot. All the top five countries on the continent would be seeded for the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers draw on Friday.
20 teams would be drawn into five groups of four teams each to play on home and away basis from October 2016 to November 2017 with the overall winners advancing to the World Cup. The qualifiers include Algeria,Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, South Africa, Mali, Guinea, Cape Verde and Cameroon.
Nigeria have qualified for five World Cups previously – 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014.