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Ex-Super Eagles star: FIFA ranking not important to me

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr says he’s confident about the chances of his team in the forthcoming African Cup of Nations.

Former Nigeria international Godwin Okpara has played down the latest FIFA ranking which saw the Super Eagles drop two places from 34th to 36th.

Speaking on Brila FM, the France 1998 World Cup and AFCON 2000 star said to him the rankings do not count.

He stated that what is important to him is how the Eagles qualify and do well at major tournaments.

“I don’t pay attention to the ranking, what I pay attention to is how we qualify and win whatever tournament we are playing.

“If we are playing Nations Cup how are we going to win it? playing qualifiers how are we going to qualify? I’m not even looking at our FIFA ranking for me it is not important or is there any prize for it?

“What I’m focused on is how we are going to qualify for Nations Cup and World Cup.”

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