Nigeria’s Super Eagles climbed four places in the latest FIFA World Ranking released on Thursday.
The Eagles rose to number 44, and third in the continental ranking behind Tunisia and Senegal.
Nigeria’s two victories against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers catapulted the team.
The Democratic Republic of Congo and Morocco complete the top five teams in Africa in that order.
South Africa, Libya and Seychelles, Nigeria’s opponents in Group E of the AFCON qualifiers, are in the 73rd, 105th and 188th positions respectively.
The top five countries in the rankings are Belgium, France, Brazil, Croatia and England.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 29 November 2018.
Top Ten African Teams
4. Congo DR
8. Burkina Faso
10. Cote d’Ivoire