The Super Eagles of Nigeria are now ranked 45th in the world, after FIFA released its monthly global rankings on Thursday. It signifies upward movement for the African champions, who were in 47th position last month, following their 0-0 draw against Mexico in an international friendly match.
Cote d’Ivoire is still the highest ranked African nation, moving up three places to number 21. Egypt also climbed up by two spots to 24th in the world and are second in Africa. Algeria (25), Ghana (38), Cape Verde (42), Tunisia (49), Cameroon (50), Guinea (51) and Mali (59) make up the continent’s top ten teams.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 8 May.