According to the rankings posted on the FIFA official website on Thursday, the Super Eagles amassed 1415 points to finish 48th in the month of September.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles defeated Seychelles 3-0 on Sept. 8 to put themselves back in contention for a place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). This has improved Nigeria’s position from 6th to the 5th best team in Africa.
Libya, who are to face Nigeria in their next group game of the AFCON qualifier next month are placed 99th in the rankings.
Tunisia becomes number 1 in Africa followed by Senegal and Congo DR being 2nd and 3rd respectively, while Nigeria moved just a spot up to become 5th in Africa with 1410 points.
Russia, 2018 semi-finalists Belgium and reigning World Champions, France are joint leaders in the rankings, the first time the top spot is being shared in the table’s 25-year history.
Brazil, Croatia and Uruguay round up the top five in the latest FIFA ranking. While England, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark are sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th respectively.
The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on October 25th