Super Eagles moved up two spots to 43rd in the recently released FIFA Rankings. Nigeria is seventh best in the African continent.
Super Eagles failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations has been its greatest undoing as it has been on the downward trend since.
Nigeria will host Chad in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Kaduna was 45th in the last edition of the FIFA rankings following its woeful performances against Uganda and South Africa.
The biggest climber of the month is Madagascar (113th), while Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier opponents, Chad dropped 20 places to place 172 in the world.
Algeria, however, maintains its top position in Africa and 21st in the world followed by the 2015 champions, Cote d’ Ivoire, whose coach has picked up a club job in France.
Tunisia is 3rd behind Cote d’ Ivoire, and is 29th in the world.
The 2014 World Cup winners, Germany remains at the top position of the FIFA rankings and Belgium moved to the 2nd position, relegating Argentina to the 3rd position- its best rank in the history of its football career.