The Super Eagles have moved up to 42nd in the latest rankings and are now the third best team in Africa on the back of their victories against Seychelles and Egypt in international matches last month.
World football governing body, FIFA, yesterday published its latest rankings of national teams, with the Super Eagles of Nigeria occupying the third position in Africa. The three-time African champions have already qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Egypt in June.
Senegal is the top ranked African nation, followed by Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco and Congo Democratic Republic in that order.
Three-time African champions, Nigeria accumulated 1435 points, eight more than their previous tally.
Ghana, who are 49th in the world are Africa’s sixth best ranked team, followed by Cameroon who are 54th in the world, while 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts are ranked 8th in Africa and 57th in the world. Burkina Faso ranked ninth in Africa and 58th in the world, while Mali, who ranked 65th in the world complete Africa’s top 10.
Belgium are first overall, world champions France come in at number two, while Brazil, England and Croatia occupy the third, fourth and fifth position respectively.