Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up to four places in the latest FIFA Ranking released on Thursday.
Gernot Rohr’s men who climbed to 42nd position in the world are also now the third placed team in Africa.
The three-time African champions enjoyed a remarkable time during the recent international window with wins against the Pirates of Seychelles and the Pharaohs of Egypt.
The West Africans beat Seychelles in their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture 3-1 and defeated Egypt 1-0 in an international friendly match.
They trail the Terangha Lions of Senegal (23rd) and Carthage Eagles of Tunisia (28th) on the rankings in Africa.
Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Cameroon are some of the countries who made FIFA Ranking top 10 in Africa
The Red Devils of Belgium maintained top position in the world, with world champions France, Brazil, England and Croatia completing the list of top five teams in the world in the latest FIFA Ranking.
FIFA RANKING: TOP TEN TEAMS IN AFRICA
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9. Burkina Faso