The Super Eagles climbed a step higher in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. The Gernot Rohr-tutored side climbed a step up in the rankings.
The Nigerian team is now ranked 38th in the world despite their home defeat to South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The three-time African kings also remain sixth in Africa behind leaders Egypt, Congo DR, Senegal, Tunisia, and Cameroon.
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Super Eagles’ opponents in next month 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier moved a place up – 35th in the world and fifth in Africa.
On the global stage, Brazil reclaimed the top spot, with the reigning World champions, Germany dropping to second and Argentina remain in third.
Switzerland climbed to fourth – their highest ever position, while Poland, Portugal, Chile, Colombia, Belgium and France complete the top 10.
Jamaica, CONCACAF Gold Cup runners-up made the biggest movers in terms of points – gain 172, but Namibia are the biggest movers by rankings – up 20 places to 136th.