The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up four spots to the 44th position in the world on the latest FIFA Ranking
In the ranking table published on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1431 points as against 1415 it had in September to move up four places.
This comes after back to back wins for the Eagles against Libya in the qualifiers for Africa Cup of Nations 2019.
Odion Ighalo netted a hat-trick as Gernot Rohr’s men mauled Libya 4-0 in Uyo a fortnight ago, while the China-based striker bagged a brace as Nigeria ran out 3-2 winners in a thriller in Sfax.
The movement has now placed Nigeria in the third position in Africa behind Tunisia and Senegal.
Tunisia is ranked 22nd in the world and Senegal 25th. Congo DR ranked 46th and Morocco, 47th, complete the top five on the continent.
On the global stage, Belgium are now ranked world number one, ahead of France with the narrowest of margin–just one point in the new World Ranking published today.
The Belgians, beaten in the semifinals by Les Blues at the 2018 World Cup, have 1733 points to France’s 1732 points.
In September, both countries made history by sharing the number one spot for the first time since the rankings began.