The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up one place into 38th position in the latest FIFA World Ranking for August, but remained 6th in Africa.
Despite losing 0-2 to the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in last June’s Nations Cup qualifier in Uyo, Nigeria remained 6th best footballing Nation in Africa with 716 points, behind Egypt, Congo DR, Senegal, Tunisia, and Cameroon respectively.
Nigeria’s next outing is against African Nations Cup defending Champions, Cameroon, in the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifiers next month.
Elsewhere, Brazil returned to the number one spot in just over a month, displacing Confederations Cup champions Germany into second place.
The Brave Warriors of Namibia are the biggest climbers of this month, moving up 20 places to sit in the 136th position in the world and 39th in Africa.
August FIFA World Rankings – Africa Top Ten
2. Congo DR
7. Burkina Faso
10. Côte d’Ivoire