Football governing body, Fifa, on Thursday morning published the new rankings of National Teams.
Compared to their position the previous month, the Super Eagles have climbed five places and now occupy the 47th position while they are sixth in the continental ranking.
Tunisia, Senegal and Congo DR are the top three teams in Africa, followed by Morocco and Egypt.
Our rivals to book a ticket to the next African Nations Cup – South Africa, Libya and Seychelles – are placed 72nd, 100th, and 194th in the global ranking.
Nigeria’s foes at the 2018 World Cup Argentina, Croatia and Iceland have plummeted from their current positions, with the South Americans now fifth, Croatia 18th and the Nordic country 22nd.
In the global ranking, 2014 World Cup champions Germany lead the way followed by Brazil, Belgium and Portugal.
The next world ranking will be published by the official website of Fifa, fifa.com, on 17 May, 2018.
Africa’s Top Ten Teams
1)Tunisia – 1012 points
2) Senegal – 825 points
3) Congo DR – 711 points
4) Morocco – 681 points
5) Egypt – 636 points
6) Nigeria – 635 points
7) Cameroon – 603 points
Ghana – 603 points
9) Burkina Faso – 591 points
10) Cape Verde Islands – 545 points