Nigeria’s Super Eagles moved up one place in the latest rankings released by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Friday morning.
The three-time African champions moved from 40th to 39th position.
Jose Peseiro’s, however remain in sixth position in Africa.
The slight improvement was as a result of the team’s victory against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.
The Super Eagles defeated the Leone Stars 1-0 in Monrovia to secure a place at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Atlas Lions of Morocco remain the number one team on the continent with the Terangha Lions of Senegal and Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in second and third position respectively.
The Desert Foxes of Algeria and Pharaoh of Egypt completes the top five teams.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 20 July.
This article was updated 3 months ago