The three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners, Super Eagles who did well last month, winning their two friendly matches, has moved up six places in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.
Following the Super Eagles back-to-back victories in recent international friendly games against Mali and Luxembourg, the senior Nigerian national football team have moved up six places in the latest FIFA rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday.
The Super Eagles, who were ranked 67th in May, are now occupying the 61st position in the world, but they remain outside the top ten teams in Africa at 12th place.
Algerian national team, ‘the Desert Foxes’ remain highest ranked team in Africa while Argentina is the number one team in the world.
Cote d’ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia, Cape Verde Island, Congo DR, Guinea, Cameroon, Congo make up the top 10 teams on the African continent.
The regional composition of the Top 50 this month is: UEFA (29), CONMEBOL (8), CAF (7), CONCACAF (4) AFC (2), OFC (0).
In all, 45 international friendlies were included in calculating the latest ranking, along with four 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches for the OFC region.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 14 July 2016.