Nigeria has moved up two spots from 31st to 29th position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings.
The rankings were released Thursday on the official FIFA website.
It means the Super Eagles are now the third best country in Africa, only behind Senegal (20th) and Tunisia (26th).
Nigeria’s opponents in the 2021 AFCON qualifying series did not make any progress in the rankings.
Benin Republic and Lesotho remained at 84th and 139th respectively, while Sierra Leone dropped to 119th.
There was also no progress made by qualifying opponents of the Eagles’ 2022 World Cup, Cape Verde, the Republic of Central Africa, and Liberia.
Cape Verde and Liberia are 78th and 152nd respectively and Central Africa Republic dropped one spot to 110th.
The Nigeria national football team represents Nigeria in men’s international football. Nicknamed as the Super Eagles it is governed by the Nigeria Football Federation.
They are three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners, with their most recent title in 2013, after defeating Burkina Faso in the final.
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