The senior national team of Nigeria have moved up from the position of 5th in Africa to 3rd in the latest ranking done by world football governing body FIFA.
Nigeria in the month under review won four of their three games at the Africa Cup of Nations picking nine points in the group stages of the Africa Cup of Nations, before bowing out in the round of 16.
Nigeria is currently ranked 32 in the FIFA ranking ahead of AFCON 2021 host Cameroon, finalist Egypt, and Tunisia who defeated the Super Eagles in the round of 16 in January.
AFCON 2021 champions Senegal is the best African team in 18th position, followed by Morrocco in 24th, and Nigeria in 32nd position. Egypt sits at 34th and Tunisia at 36th and Cameroon at 38th.
Nigeria were beaten 1-0 by Tunisia after winning all three games at the group stage of the competition, while Tunisia barely managed to qualify as one of the four best third placed teams at the end of the group stage.
AFCON 2018 champions Algeria who were Africa’s number one slipped to 43, while Mali occupy the 48th position and Ivory Coast in 51st spot.