The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has ranked Nigeria Clubs eight based on how they performed in club competitions over the past five years.

Nigerian clubs have had mixed fortunes on the continent with teams struggling to get to the latter stages of the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup.

Enyimba has been the best performer for Nigeria, as they have gotten to the Group Stages of the Confederations Cup twice in the last five years.

Other teams like Akwa United, Kano Pillars, Plateau United, Moutain of Fire and Miracle (MFM) FC, Ifeanyi Ubah FC and Lobi Stars have represented Nigeria on the continent during this period.

The CAF Member Associations (MA) ranking is based on the performance of the MA’s representatives in the Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup over a five-year period. The top 12 MA’s are eligible to engage two teams each in the two club competitions for the concerned season. The ranking is as follows;

1. Morocco – 180 points

2. Egypt – 147 points

3. Tunisia – 140 points

4. DR Congo – 83 points

5. Algeria – 81 points

6. South Africa – 68.5 points

7. Zambia – 43 points

8. Nigeria – 39 points

9. Guinea – 38 points

10. Angola – 36 points

11. Sudan – 29.5 points

12. Libya – 16.5 points

There are very few things in life that make me happy, but talking and writing Sports has to be at the top. I honed my broadcasting skills at the University of Lagos Radio Station and have free-lanced for platforms like Top Radio and Superscreen TV amongst others. Deji loves running commentaries on Football matches and Athletics, and is now a Junior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. He hopes to become a Sports Agent in the future.


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