The super eagles of Nigeria, moved up six positions in the latest world ranking released by Fifa.
The lateral movement comes after back-to-back victories in the friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg.
The super eagles were 67th in May and now occupy the 61st spot, but still remain outside the top ten in Africa, as they occupy 12th in their home continent.
Algeria leads the park in Africa, with Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia, Cape Verde Island, Congo DR, Guinea, Cameroon, Congo make up the top 10 teams on the continent.
As highlighted by FIFA, the top movers were Slovakia and Madagascar. The Europeans climbed eight positions to take 24th place, while the island nation located off Africa’s South East coast climbed 29 positions into 108.