The three African kings moved up four spots in the latest ranking published by the world soccer governing body.
Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles are now ranked as the 32nd best soccer-playing nation in the world.
The 2013 African champions moved up four places in the April rankings released by the Federation of International Soccer Associations on Thursday.
In the month under review, Nigeria accumulated 1,487 points to become the third best team on the continent after beating Algeria and Morocco.
This jump is not far from the country’s impressive results during last month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.
Paul Onuachu’s final header helped Rohr’s team silence the Squirrels at Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto-Novo. Three days later, they defeated Thabo Senong’s crocodiles at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Despite losing two places, Senegal ranks first in Africa and 22 in the world with 1,542 points, while the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, which have not been shaken, remained in 26th place globally and second in Africa after accumulating 1512 points.
Guinea Bissau was the country that moved the most in April, moving eleven places to 108th position in the world, while Namibia ranks 111th with a movement of 10 places.
For African Cup of Nations rookies Comoros, losing 4-0 to Egypt by Mohamed Salah on the final day of their qualification Afcon dropped one place in the rankings, to occupy the no. 36 in Africa and 131 worldwide.
The order of the top six has not changed, with Belgium leading the way, while France, Brazil, England, Portugal and Spain follow in that order.
The European side Armenia (90, +9) is the side that has improved the most in terms of points thanks to a gain of 40.28 points, while the African side Malawi (115, +8), Cape Verde (73, +7) and Ethiopia (140, +6), also made significant progress.
The next FIFA / Coca-Cola world ranking will be published on May 27, 2021.
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